Wednesday | 15 May | 1pm – 4pm | ORTUS Conferencing & Events, Camberwell, SE5 8SN

During Mental Health Awareness Week, this workshop explores the psychology around our relationship with money and the negative impact money stress can have on our mental health.

If money is on your mind, you’re not alone, according to Bank of England statistics, nine million people are resorting to using credit to pay for essential everyday living costs.
Many households are living beyond their means and over one million people are using high cost credit to make ends meet.

Financial stability forms an integral part of our wellbeing.  Money pressures can lead to overspending and excessive debt, resulting in increased stress, anxiety and depression. Relationships can also be significantly impacted, whether as a result of our own circumstances or those close to us.

There is a strong connection between money and mental health.  It is often an area that people do not seek help for, given issues of shame or not recognising the addiction of borrowing money.

Income inequality occurs when people are unable to afford the same lifestyle as those around us.  Financial peer pressure is a real problem that can affect people of all ages. Many of us put pressure on ourselves from trying to keep up with more affluent friends and family, which has an impact on people’s happiness.

When we are feeling low or stressed we often spend to make ourselves feel better.  This can lead us to experience ‘post shopping regret’ following purchases we don’t actually need causing a vicious cycle of debt and mental health.

What the workshop covers:

  • Understand the links between debt and mental health
  • What the different types of distress or disorders are that arise through our relationship with money
  • How we are affected by social status anxiety and the influence of social media
  • The impact financial stress can have on our relationships with other people
  • Identify financial infidelity
  • Explore our different negative behaviours towards money whether overspending, hoarding, gambling, or compulsive spending
  • Share practical tips and realistic objectives
  • Look at techniques to improve how we manage personal finances

Who is the workshop suitable for:

  • Anyone looking to understand their relationship between money and mental health
  • Those worried about their financial situation or a relative or friend
  • Employers who are looking to support staff and identify
  • Gamblers, looking to break the cycle

Facilitated by:

The Foundation’s CEO, Robert Cuming, and Noel Hargrave, Clinical Director will take you through ‘Why’ money may affect our mental health.

Wednesday | 15 May | 1pm – 4pm | ORTUS Conferencing & Events, Camberwell, SE5 8SN

Cost: £75.00

Disclaimer:

We do not offer professional financial advice, our course covers the mental health aspect of money concerns.

If you would like to find any more information about the course, please email: sonja.hutchinson@counsellingfoundation.org