In recent months we’ve all been faced with the effects of the cost-of-living crisis. A large percentage of adults have been greatly affected by the constant rise in food and energy prices. Those who were just about managing their bills and food are now struggling to make ends meet. The cost-of-living crisis is damaging the populations mental health. This is due to the constant worrying of money and how they are going to live.

The increased cost of living, coming so soon after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, poses a significant risk to the population’s health. In particular, it’s mental health. The number of people with mental health problems being referred to food banks b citizens advice has risen sharply from 1,043 referrals in august 2020 to 2,749 in December 2022.

People living in poverty or experiencing financial stress are more likely to develop mental health problems.

Due to the cost-of-living crisis, poverty and financial stress will likely rise over the upcoming months. It has become aware that a large percentage of people are going without basic living essentials, such as food and a warm home. Many people across the UK are feeling anxious, stressed and hopeless due to their current financial situation.

What is available to help me with my bills?

There are a variety of support schemes available to support you and your family with energy bills you are struggling to pay on your own. The government are providing an energy price guarantee and energy bill support scheme for people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis. You may also be eligible for benefits and grants offered by the government and energy suppliers.

If you are struggling, it is so important to reach out and talk to those around you. The cost-of-living crisis is affecting everyone. Chances are the people around you are experiencing similar feelings.

If you feel as though you are unable to speak to those around you regarding why you are struggling with your mental health, we’re here to help. At Manchester Pharmacy we have a variety of blogs you are can read through regarding how to cope with your mental health. However, to help with any struggles you’re having with anxiety or depression we are in association with uplift therapy solutions. They will be able to help you through any mental health struggles your currently facing.   

For more information get in touch with us today.

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