Stress Awareness Month 2020 1st – 30th April

If you are feeling stressed please use the following resources.

Try a Ted Talk:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ted+talk+stress



The Stress Management Society

See helpful daily tips throughout April.

NHS – Every Mind Matters

They have tips and a quiz. 

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/stress/

Mind

Infoline: 0300 123 3393 Email: info@mind.org.uk
Text: 86463  https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/stress/what-is-stress/

Samaritans

If you need someone to talk to please call:

116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

https://www.samaritans.org/

Young Minds

Speak to our experts at the Parents Helpline – call 0808 802 5544

…young person looking for help and support

Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

  • If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
  • All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
  • Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus. https://youngminds.org.uk/

Stressed out about money?

Please see contacts of support services below.

Talk about money

The Money Advice Service on

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/talking-about-money

https://www.capitalmass.org.uk/perch/resources/files/difficultconversations-talkingaboutmoney.pdf

Make a budget

There are some great online budget planners which work really well and in this time of home curfews  perhaps we have a little more time to have a go!

Go to our favourite website, https://sandwell.betteroff.org.uk/

CLICK on Get Help & Advice (bottom right ) then CLICK on Debt Advice and Budgeting then Budget Planners – Take your pick and have a go !

Check insurance policies

Check whether you have insurance policies that would cover your mortgage payments or replace some of your income. For example:

  • Payment protection insurance
  • Mortgage payment protection insurance
  • Accident, sickness and unemployment insurance

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-and-your-money#step-2-check-your-insurance-policies

Talk to your creditors if you think you might miss a payment

Once you’ve done your budget if you think you’re going to struggle to pay essential bills make sure you talk to the people you owe money to before it becomes a problem.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/if-you-cant-pay-your-bills-because-of-coronavirus/

Money tips taken from Fab Four newsletter March 2020 – Just Finance Black Country