This year, for Talk Money Week, we’re encouraging you to do one thing and open up about your finances.
We all know that money can be an uncomfortable topic to open up about. We don’t want to feel embarrassed or have people worry about us – but almost everyone has had money worries before and will completely understand what you're going through.
Talk to friends and family
It’s a bit of a cliché but…a problem shared really is a problem halved. Financial worries can have a huge impact on our mental health and just opening up to a friend or family member about this can make a big difference.
A lot of people you know will have gone through similar things; they might be able to give you advice, put you in touch with someone who can help…or simply make you a cup of tea and give you some reassurance. You'll feel less alone and more able to face the issues once you've opened up to someone.
Talk to kids
Good financial sense can stick with our children if we talk to them about money from an early age.
Talk to them about how they spend their pocket money, how to save so they can afford that toy they really want and why it’s important to appreciate what they have. It's a really simple but important bit of education that we can easily overlook!
Talk to us
We’re here to help. If you’re struggling to pay your rent, your utility bills, keep up with your outgoings or you have any other financial worries then reach out to our Money Advice team.
They can offer you free and confidential advice to help you get back on track.
Find out more about how our Money Advice team can help you and get in touch with them here.
Talk to national helplines
There are also plenty of national charities and helplines out there who you can talk to if you need help and advice.
- National Debtline 0808 808 4000
- Debt Advice Foundation 0800 043 40 50
If you're struggling to pay your rent, please get in touch with us on 0345 60 20 540 and we can put you in touch with your Rent Payment Officer.