A recent study carried out by The British Psychology Society has found that the cost-of-living crisis is affecting women the most. Responses indicated that just over 60% of all women say they now feel anxious about paying their bills at the end of the month . This is compared to 47 of males surveyed .
Whilst many people might think that the cost-of-living crisis is only really affecting low-income households, that simply is not the case. In fact, a recent study carried out by The Times found that the cost-of-living crisis is affecting everyone, and is putting a huge amount of pressure on your bank accounts and mental health, regardless of the type of household you live in .
Another survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics found that people up and down the social scale are having to borrow more money right now to survive. Around 32% of people currently experiencing mental health issues (mainly depression) have admitted to borrowing money recently because of the increasing cost of living .
If you are struggling with a mental health issue, then you should seek help from your local GP . If you want more information on the cost of living and mental health crisis, please read the below infographic.
The Rehab Recovery infographic outlines how the cost-of-living crisis is impacting particular groups’ mental health. They highlight people of working age, those who are retired, those with disabilities, and those with dependent children to name a few.
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