People whose mental health has been affected by the cost-of-living crisis are not getting the support they need according to PIF member Mind. 

A survey by the mental health charity found:

  • More than 1 in 2 (54%) of people who said they had been negatively affected had not received support from a GP
  • Two-thirds (66%) had not used online mental health information
  • Almost three quarters (71%) had not turned to a local mental health charity for support.

Impact of cost-of-living crisis

Mind is encouraging people to get support if they are struggling.

Almost half (48%) of people in England and Wales who answered the survey said their mental health had been negatively affected by the cost-of-living crisis.

People with existing mental health problems fared worst. Nearly three quarters (73%) of this group said their mental health had been negatively affected.

More than 3,000 people took part in the survey in March and April this year.

Read more about Mind’s survey results here.

Mental Health Awareness Week

The charity released the results to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs until 21 May.

Mind offers a range of services, including advice for managing money for those experiencing poor mental health. 

This includes advice on financial support and getting to know how mood patterns impacts can impact money management.

For more information and resources, visit Mind’s website