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Feeling anxious about debt?

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Don't suffer with debt anxiety alone

Don’t suffer with debt anxiety alone

Are you dealing with anxiety over money or debts right now? Please know that we can help. Visit our debt and mental health page for advice, client stories and resources to help you stay in control. 

No matter what we do in our day-to-day lives,  most of us have to deal with feeling a little anxious once in a while. Arguments at home, work deadlines, traffic jams and money worries – these are all issues that can cause that niggling feeling in the pit of your stomach.

However if you’ve got money worries then that anxious feeling can become a fact of life. Fortunately, no one needs to deal with debt anxiety alone. 

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (12-18 May) is part of a wider effort by our friends at the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) to let people know how to manage anxiety when it gets out of hand.

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How Samaritans can help you

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Samaritans are in your corner

Samaritans are in your corner

At Samaritans, we’re aware that people are feeling under increasing pressure over money. At the start of the current financial crisis in 2008, one in 10 of our calls was about money, debt and related issues. Since then, this figure has risen to one in six.

Although we know that worries about debt or the threat of losing a home can cause stress and depression, it’s important to understand that suicide is complex, and it is seldom the result of a single factor. It is likely to have several inter-related causes.

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Let’s get physical: Fitness and your mental health

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Physical activity is good for the mind as well as the body

This year for Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation are focusing on the positive effects exercise has on our overall wellbeing. Many of us wish we lived a healthier lifestyle, but putting it into practice can seem easier said than done.

A recent press release from the Mental Health Foundation claims that people would rather do boring housework than work out, and 28% of us exercise less than once a month.

Our Wellbeing guide outlines not just the physical benefits of exercise but the emotional and mental ones too. People who have good mental health are likely to feel more in control of their lives, and their debt. Is there a way to sneak exercise into our busy lives?

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6 ways to reduce workplace stress

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Don’t let the daily grind get you down

There are no two ways about it; a lot of us go to work so we can continue to pay the bills, buy some shiny things and stay out of debt.

To achieve this ideal, stress has been accepted in a lot of workplaces as the norm. How can we keep our stress levels under control?

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) says that it’s very important to have a healthy work-life balance. Research suggests that an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is perhaps the biggest challenge to the mental health and wellbeing of the general population.

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With debt in mind: the link between mental health and debt

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Debt and stress go hand in hand

Debt and stress can go hand-in-hand

How in tune are you with your mental health? Think about how you feel right now; are you relaxed? Are you happy? Do you feel a sense of calm and clarity?

There might be little things that are annoying you, but for the most part you hopefully feel you have a degree of control and direction in your life.

Compare this to the last time you felt immensely stressed over the things taking place around you. For many people, this was the feeling they had when they realised they needed help with debt.

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