Money and your mental health

Money and your mental health

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Discover the importance of your mental health, how to recognise the signs that you may be struggling and who to contact if you’re worried that your mental health might be affecting your finances.

What is mental health?

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Being in good mental health will help you to process thoughts, feelings and emotions in a way that allows you to function well and enjoy your life.

People who suffer poor mental health might struggle with this and will often find it difficult to make it through the day without feelings of panic, worry or depression. It’s estimated that one in four of us suffer from our mental health, with depression and anxiety being some of the most common issues.

Even those with good mental health can still at times feel anxiety and stress, so it is important to actively take care of your wellbeing with self-care and coping strategies.

Many circumstances can cause mental health problems, including money worries, which is why we want to offer the right support to all our customers who are struggling with their finances.

For more information on different types of mental health problems and help with finding the right support for you, visit mind.org.uk.

Symptoms of mental health issues

There are many signs that could indicate a mental health problem. We have compiled a list of some of the most common symptoms in which people suffer from to help you identify any problems with your own mental health. This isn’t a comprehensive list, so if you have any concerns, please contact a healthcare professional.

  • Feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness or exhaustion

  • Inability to think clearly and carry out daily tasks

  • Changes to your sleep pattern, appetite, sex drive or physical health

  • Overwhelming feelings of panic or worry

  • Feeling “numb” or experiencing extreme highs and lows

  • A lack of interest in things you used to enjoy

  • Neglecting your physical appearance or health

  • A dependency on alcohol or drugs to get through the day

  • Obsessively repeating actions to reduce anxiety

  • Unwanted thoughts that won’t go away

Support for mental health issues

If you are concerned about your mental health and require urgent help, please contact a medical professional or click the links to one of the charities below for guidance.

You don’t have to tell thinkmoney about your mental health issues, but if you do choose to talk to us, everything you say will be completely confidential. We will never make recommendations to your health but can make suggestions that may reduce your financial worries.

Need some help?

We’re happy to support you with any issue that might be impacting your finances. Contact our specialist team on 0161 779 5000.

Opening times:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Need some help?

We’re happy to support you with any issue that might be impacting your finances. Contact our specialist team on 0161 779 5000.

Opening times:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

How the thinkmoney app can help reduce the strain on your mental health

Queuing in branches and inconvenient opening times aren’t our thing either. The thinkmoney app is here to help you manage your money well, even when life gets in the way. With 24/7 access to your account via the app, you can:

  • Send money in seconds
  • Check your balance on the go
  • Secure Face/Touch recognition
  • Manage Direct Debits
  • Manage standing orders
  • Freeze your card