If you are worried about your finances, it may negatively affect your mental health. Talking about your concerns helps, but if you don’t have someone close with whom you can confide in there are organisations linked below who are able to help you and offer support to stay in control of your finances during this time. They may also act on your behalf to talk to creditors.
Remember, if you are struggling, it is always worth getting in contact with your bank, building society, lender or whoever you owe money to, to discuss your options. Many companies are aware that their customers are struggling with money at the moment and have put processes in to help. However, you can’t benefit from that help if you don’t let them know your situation.
If you are feeling very low or suicidal because of your money worries, you need to talk to someone now. Call 999 if you are in immediate danger or give the Samaritans a call for free on 166 123.
This affects many people and may impact on their mental health and wellbeing and other aspects of their lives. Working from home may present increased challenges for you as work may have been a safe space to access specialist support and support from colleagues. It is important that you seek support and advice if you are affected by domestic abuse. You may feel able to discuss your concerns with your manager to make them aware of the difficulties you are experiencing when working remotely and they may be able to support you accessing support. If you prefer to discuss domestic abuse and its impact, you may wish to use one or more of the following support providers.
You, or someone close to you, may have been using alcohol or drugs in a way which is damaging your health and well-being as well as affecting those around you but it also may be affecting your ability to work effectively. The University recognises the challenges that you may be facing especially while working remotely and is keen to ensure a safe and supportive environment for you to feel able to seek help through your line manager or by contacting Human Resources and/or Occupational Health directly. Further information can be found in the Alcohol, Drugs and Substances Misuse policy.