Getting support during the cost-of-living crisis

Many of us are facing new worries because of the cost-of-living crisis. If you’re having a hard time with things and it seems like there’s nothing anyone can do to help, there are ways that the government or organisations can help and guide you through these difficult times.

Debt and managing your money

Help with budgeting

Check what benefits you’re entitled to

Other websites that can help you manage your debt

Read our information and advice about debt and mental health

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Support with housing concerns

Have a look at the government’s ‘Help for households’ information about housing and the cost-of-living crisis. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland there may be different or additional help available:

If you are a tenant finding it hard to pay your rent, see MoneyHelper’s guide on handling rent problems.

Know your rights as a homeowner or tenant

Problems with housing or homelessness

Worried about energy costs

Read our information and advice about housing and mental health

Support with concerns about affording food

If you are having problems buying food essentials

Read our information and advice about diet and mental health

Support with anxiety

You may be feeling anxious, worried or concerned due to issues caused by the cost-of-living crisis. There is support available to help you.

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK was established in 1970 and is run by and for those with anxiety, offering an extensive range of support services designed to help support those affected by anxiety disorders, anxiety and anxiety-based depression.

Services available include:

Helpline services - 03444 775 774, open from 9:30am to 17:30pm Mon to Friday, along with a text service 07537 416905 and ‘Ask Anxia’ chatbot service, available 24/7 for all anxiety queries at See Helpline services for more information.

Anxiety UK also offer fast access to a range of psychological therapy services, including counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), clinical hypnotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, with appointments available in person, online and by telephone. See Therapy services for more information.

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Get help with mental health issues

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, know that you are not alone and there are places you can go to get help.

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Cost-of-living and mental health

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