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How to get help with the cost of living

Mind in Bradford is encouraging people to access support for their mental wellbeing during these difficult times.

The surge in prices over recent months has created a cost-of-living crisis that is causing many of us to feel insecure and harming our mental health.

We know this is going to have a devasting impact for people up and down the country and our most vulnerable communities in the district who are already having to make tough decisions.

It’s important that people get the support they need for their mental health as well as the cost-of-living.  

Two websites have recently gone live for Bradford District and Craven, full of support and advice on everything from finances and mental health to food:

Bradford Council

Craven Council

An accompanying booklet is also live. The booklet will be available at local libraries, community centres, GP practices food banks and information centres over the coming weeks. There are copies of the booklet available, please contact Clare Bussingham if you would like some hard copies to circulate. 

The website and booklet include a range of topics to help you including information about government support; energy and bills; food resources; housing support; debt and gambling; savings; scams and safeguarding; volunteering; looking after your mental wellbeing; things to do and other helpful websites.

In the coming months we will be sharing more information around each of these topics.

You can also visit our mini guide to money and mental health, which includes tips for arranging your money and what to do if you can’t afford bills or food.

If you need urgent mental health support call First Response on 0800 952 1181 to access Safe Spaces crisis support. 

If you’re not in a mental health crisis but need to speak to someone, contact Guide-Line. Guide-Line is our phone and live chat service which runs from 8am – 12am (midnight) – available 365 days a year:

Posted on: 19th October 2022

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