MONEY AND MENTAL ILLNESS
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Everyone should have the security of a roof over our heads and some money in our pockets, whether or not we have mental health problems.

Our Mental Health and Money Advice Service is the first UK-wide service to combine support for both mental health and financial problems. We’re here for anyone with a mental illness who is struggling with their money, as well as anyone whose financial problems are affecting their mental health. Four million people in the UK have both mental health and money problems, and a further four million are at risk because they’re having financial difficulties. Together these issues can create a worrying cycle that can lead to problems with relationships, work and housing.

 

Mental illness can also sometimes make it difficult to get certain types of insurance, however Insurance is covered by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). The Act makes it illegal to provide goods, facilities and services to a disabled person (including people with mental health problems) on terms which are unjustifiably different from those given to other people. Since 1990, the DDA has made it illegal to refuse insurance, or charge higher premiums, unless the company can demonstrate statistically higher risks as a direct result of a specific mental health condition.

 

Click here to visit Debt Action NI Website

Click here to visit Consumer Affairs Website

 

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