MHA Week 2023
The cost of living crisis is affecting the mental health of millions.
The uncertainty of watching as our costs spiral can be difficult to bear. The worry of how we’ll get by and support our families is piling on the pressure.
But for so many of us, looking after our mental health is often last on our list.
And for those of us who are already struggling with money, the crisis is even more brutal. So many of us on lower incomes were already making impossible decisions between basics like food, clothing and fuel. This has only got worse. And prioritising our mental health has become more difficult.
As individuals, as families, as communities – we can’t afford to ignore the impact on our mental health. Whether it’s ourselves, our loved ones, our colleagues, our neighbours or strangers. Every one of us needs to know we’re not alone.
Having so much to deal with can affect your mental health. Mind can’t fix the cost of living crisis. But we can help you and people you know feel more able to cope.
If this speaks to you, speak to us.
If you are an Islington resident, we can offer support with your metal health at our drop-in centres, and through our specialist services. See our website for more details on our mental health support projects, and how to make a referral.
If you are already an Islington Mind service user, we can help you to access grants, or support you with a welfare benefits application.
Posted on: 3rd May 2023