The MoneySavingExpert.com Guide to Mental Health & Debt
Help, info, guidance and support for individuals and carers
By Martin Lewis, Jenny Keefe & Marianne Curphey
Below are a list of local charities and organisations that offer free advice and support, click on the logos to go to their website.
Debt Free Advice provides free, independent, and expert support on all kinds of money worries, including debt as a result of health difficulties for struggling customers.
Money Advice Plus is a registered charity (Money Advice & Community Support Service) with headquarters in Hove, helping and supporting people experiencing difficulty managing their money or financial affairs.
Moneyworks is a council-funded project, which aims to provide cohesive and comprehensive money and debt advice to residents of Brighton and Hove. They run a telephone advice service on behalf of the Moneyworks partnership of providing free, independent advice to residents of Brighton and Hove on a whole range of money issues.
St Lukes Advice Service provide free advice, information and help with form filling in relation to debts, benefits, tax credits, pension credit, debt relief order and bankruptcy. They provide 1:1 support to people in need across the City of Brighton and Hove, helping people claim the benefits they need and managing debt.
Ealing Advice Service is a local service working to provide the people of Ealing with access to high-quality advice. The service brings together key advice agencies in Ealing to help. They can provide help from basic information to advice, to full legal representation from a specialist solicitor or caseworker.
Haringey Law Centre are a charity that provides independent legal advice and representation to people living and working in the London Borough of Haringey.
The Mary Ward Legal Centre provides free legal advice to Londoners. Over 100 years ago the Mary Ward Settlement was established to provide education and social services for the local community. The Settlement provided a free legal advice service for the local community.
The Mary Ward Legal Centre promotes access to justice and quality legal advice services. They employ caseworkers and solicitors who provide advice and casework in complex debt, employment, housing and welfare benefits issues which often involve tribunal or court proceedings.
Below are a list of national charities and organisations that offer free debt advice, click on the logos to go to their website.
Step Change offer free debt advice that is based on a comprehensive assessment of your situation. They will then provide practical help and support for however long it’s needed.
Citizens Advice have a network of charities that offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free, on a range of services.
The Money Charity provide education, information, advice and guidance to people of all ages, helping them to manage their money well and increase their financial wellbeing.
National Debtline give free and independent debt advice over the phone and online.
Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially, they can help you find the support you need to get back on track. They have a benefits calculator on their website that tells you which means-tested benefits you may be entitled to, including tax credits.
Below are a list of charities and organisations that offer advice and support, click on the logos to go to their website.
Refuge offer support to women and children against domestic abuse.
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. They won't judge you or tell you what to do, they will listen to you.
SSAFA helps the armed forces community in a number of ways, providing direct support to individuals in need of physical or emotional care.