They say from small acorns can spring mighty oaks. Well, from our acorn sprung something seriously mighty indeed!
Our work alongside our friends at the Mental Health Foundation for Mental Health Awareness Week began as a simple belief that debt and mental health are intrinsically linked and that we should make more people aware of the connection between the two.
But not only have thousands of people been made aware of our Debt in Mind campaign, but it’s also attracted attention from those who can make real changes to better the lives of so many.
This morning we learned that the following statement was made in a motion tabled by Christina McKelvie at the Scottish Parliament yesterday:
“The Parliament recognises 13 to 19 May 2013 as Mental Health Awareness Week (and) congratulates StepChange Debt Charity on the launch of its new website, which examines the impact that debt and mental health problems can have on a person’s wellbeing…(and) commends the work being done by StepChange Debt Charity in aiding and guiding people with depression who are experiencing debt”.
So far the motion has been supported by 25 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). We’re very proud to receive such recognition and will continue to work alongside mental health charities to ensure that no one needs to deal with debt or mental health problems alone.