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  • The Mental Health Foundation: Worries over personal finances widespread across Scotland

    Created: 06/12/2022

    The Mental Health Foundation recently carried out a survey on mental distress amongst people in Scotland as a result of the Cost of Living Crisis. The poll of Scottish adults, carried out by Opinium, found that:

    More than one in nine (13%) adults in Scotland are feeling hopeless, four in ten (40%) feeling anxious and one-third (33%) feeling stressed, when thinking about their financial situation in the past month.

    The Mental Health Foundation is warning of a significant rise in mental health problems without adequate support.

    When thinking about the next few months:

    Many adults in Scotland are concerned about not being able to maintain their standard of living (75%), heat their home (70%) or pay general monthly household bills (65%). Significantly, more than half (52%) of adults in Scotland were at least a little worried about being able to afford food over the next few months, rising to 69% of those aged 18 to 34.

    The Foundation has called on the UK Government to make sure people at higher risk will be protected from the negative effects of both the cost of living crisis and potential cuts to public services. There is also much that the Scottish Government can do to ameliorate the effects of the crisis, including increasing the capacity of debt services, food banks, community organisations and social security departments to deliver trauma-informed services and signpost to mental health support. Ensuring everyone has access to affordable transport is also an important support to help people maintain social connection.




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