Supporting money, debt and mental health during and after Covid-19

Event Date: 12 November 2020

Webinar hosted by Public Health England | Thurs 12 Nov 2020 | 11am-12 noon

A webinar on supporting the mental health and wellbeing of people who are or might experience economic problems during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

This webinar will focus on supporting the mental health and wellbeing of groups of people who are likely, or currently experiencing, debt and money problems as a result of the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak in England.

A recent report published by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute highlighted people with common mental disorders such as anxiety or depression receive annual average incomes of £8,400 less than people without mental health problems.

This session will deliver practical advice and good practice on:

  • Understanding how mental health problems and financial difficulties are linked
  • How common symptoms of mental health problems can make engaging with services and debt advice a challenge
  • The steps services can take to ensure they are accessible to people experiencing mental health problems
  • The benefits of co-operation between local services in meeting the needs of vulnerable customers, including those with mental health problems

Who should attend?

Health and social care staff, frontline public-sector staff (housing, employment and benefits), staff in work and pensions’ services coordinating action with local authorities and other government departments, community leaders and groups, volunteers, and supervisors and managers.


  • Conor D’Arcy (Chair) – Head of Research and Policy for the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute
  • Simi Ryatt – Chief Executive Officer for Hammersmith and Fulham Citizens Advice
  • Claire Herbert – Mental Health Policy and Challenge Group Lead for the Money and Pensions Service
  • Janette Searle – Service Development & Partnerships Manager at Reading Borough Council

Get more details and register now via Eventbrite.

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