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Dealing with money-related stress

Worrying or feeling stressed about money can take its toll on your physical and mental health. This month’s Your Wellbeing issue focuses on looking after yourself and your finances.

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If money has been tight recently or debts are rising, you may feel stressed, anxious or depressed. You may also have trouble sleeping, turn to alcohol, drugs or smoking, and not eat a healthy diet.

All of this can have a knock-on effect on your physical health, so it’s important to recognise when financial worries are taking their toll.

Work through your worries

Our interactive worry tree is designed to help you work through your worries. Whether they’re related to money or something else, our worry tree has tips and ideas on how to manage your worries better.

Sleep better

Are you lying awake at night worrying about money? Or waking up in the middle of the night, unable to get back to sleep? Having difficulty sleeping is something many people with financial worries experience.

Is it normal to have trouble sleeping?

We understand that some people can suffer with disrupted sleep patterns. Here we outline some ways in which you may get a better nights sleep.

Eat well

Worry and stress can lead to making unhealthy food choices or maybe comfort eating. Or perhaps you’ve lost your appetite? Either way, maintaining a healthy, balanced diet will help you manage better through stressful times and help keep you healthy.

Mental health conditions

Money worries can have a tremendous effect on your mental health. And if your mental health isn’t good, you’re less likely to deal with your financial situation properly. It can quickly become a vicious cycle. Learn more about different mental health conditions to help you take back control.

Learn more about each of the following mental health conditions

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