Financial problems can cause stress and can have a significant impact on mental health. For some people, the financial pressures of life may seem impossible to overcome, but there is help and support available.
Financial stress can occur in many situations and under various circumstances – what causes one person financial stress may not impact another. Some situations that might cause financial stress include losing your job or being retrenched, long term unemployment, being unable to get full time work, inability to pay your bills or not being able to deal with the increasing costs of living.
Worrying about money is not uncommon, however, if it is affecting your physical or emotional health and relationships it is important to seek help.
Financial stress can significantly impact your health and relationships with others. Some common signs to look out for include:
Below are some of the places to go for information and both practical and psychological support: