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Urgent action called for as mental health sufferers consider or attempt suicide after finances hit during the pandemic

People with mental health problems have faced a much bigger hit to their finances during the pandemic than the wider population and are three times more likely to have fallen into serious debt, according to the results of a major national survey published today.

24 November 2021

Martin Lewis, MoneySavingExpert and Which? urge minister to share 'legal advice' preventing Government from including scam ads in the Online Safety Bill

Martin Lewis, Which?, MoneySavingExpert (MSE) and, the Money & Mental Health Policy Institute have today written to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), calling on her to share 'legal advice' she says is blocking harmful paid-for scam advertising from being included in the upcoming Online Safety Bill.

10 November 2021

Halifax and Bank of Scotland awarded 'Mental Health Accessible' accreditation as they improve services for vulnerable customers

The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute has awarded Halifax and Bank of Scotland its 'Mental Health Accessible' accreditation for businesses.

29 September 2021

Campaigners call for action to fix 'absurd' universal credit flaws stopping vulnerable people getting help managing benefits

Campaigners have called on the Government to fix "absurd flaws" with the benefits system that prevent vulnerable people from getting help from family and friends to manage their Universal Credit accounts. Without this help, campaigners warn claimants ultimately risk losing their benefits.

26 May 2021

New help for millions in debt crisis - you can now get two months' 'breathing space' from interest and enforcement action

New rules giving those in England and Wales who are struggling with problem debt a 60-day grace period to get their finances back under control come into force today, in a huge victory for MoneySavingExpert.com and others who've campaigned hard on the issue.

4 May 2021

Campaigners call for new online harms regulator to cover scams as mental health sufferers 'three times as likely' to fall victim to fraud

Mental health sufferers are three times more likely to fall victim to online scams, while the coronavirus pandemic has made the threat worse - and now campaigners are calling on the Government to act

9 December 2020

Victory over debt threats as Government agrees to end distressing default letters

The Government has today agreed to change old laws which force lenders to send intimidating letters to people struggling with debt, in a key campaign victory for the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute charity set up by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis

7 October 2020

Millions in debt crisis to be helped by two-month 'breathing space'

New rules which will give people struggling with problem debt a grace period of 60 days to get their finances back under control are set to help millions, according to new estimates published by the Government

6 February 2020

GPs 'missing critical opportunity' to help people with mental illness avoid financial problems

Healthcare professionals have a "crucial role" in helping people with mental health problems avoid financial difficulties, according to a new report – but many patients aren't being offered this support

3 December 2019

Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Santander planning to let you block gambling transactions

At least four more high street banks - the Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Santander - are working on plans to help customers restrict their spending on gambling, after Barclays became the first to do so last month

4 January 2019