Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau

Mental health financial literacy project

To bring financial literacy, debt and benefit advice to people with mental health problems.

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

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  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther

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People with mental health issues often have other financial problems which are indirectly linked to their health. Whether this be debt or the inability to manage their own money. It is a commonly known fact that people in debt suffer from mental stress, a mentally healthy person would normally be able to handle this additional stress and either solve their own problem or competently find those that can solve it for them. Unfortunately for the mentally ill, this can be an added mental burden on top of an already heavy load. We aim to work in partnership with mental health staff in Birmingham to locate and help the most vulnerable and enable them to maximise their income through organising debt and in some cases clearing it, ensuring the correct benefits are being claimed and instruct them how to manage their finances in the future to prevent a reoccurance of the same fianncial issues.

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