The other one in four – how financial difficulty is neglected in mental health services
A new Freedom of Information exercise by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute has found that, while there are some pockets of good practice, tackling financial difficulty is falling between the cracks in the health systems of the United Kingdom. Without a systematic approach, support to address the financial difficulties that can both cause and perpetuate mental health problems is patchy and its impact limited.
In this report, the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute assess the extent to which mental health services systematically recognise and respond to this relationship between financial difficulty and mental health problems. The report explores where there are gaps in existing provision, and where better coordination could improve services for people with mental health problems who are experiencing financial difficulty.
Report authors: Tasneem Clarke, Rose Acton, Merlyn Holkar
Report originally published at www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/theotheroneinfour