The pressure of money on our minds and bodies
Money worries can directly impact our mental health. They put pressure on relationships and can create anxiety and feelings of panic or depression. An inability to cope can be intensified by sleep disruption and an accompanying sense of loneliness or isolation.4
This clear link to our mental wellbeing often overshadows how our bodies react to stress. Physical symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, stomach problems, chest pains, sexual problems and aching muscles can also occur.5
If any - or many - of these sound all too familiar, remember help is at hand.
Practical help from Simplyhealth
Navigating a path through the darkest financial days can be a lonely experience, which is why we’re here to help. Our strong sense of social purpose over 150 years has driven us all at Simplyhealth towards our number one priority today which is caring for your health and wellbeing.
1. A friendly helpline - for finance or the law
‘In the moment’ support is often what’s needed to help ease the pressure and no call will go unanswered. Any conversation you have with a financial advisor through a Simplyhealth Plan is completely confidential. It may also lead you towards a practical plan and put you in a better place to make informed decisions.
The helpline team offer advice about a whole range of issues such as budgeting, income reductions, buying or renting a house, negotiating with creditors, managing debt and county court judgements.
Experienced legal advisors are also at the end of a phone, ready with advice or able to suggest where to get help. Probate, personal injury, consumer rights and medical negligence are among a number of topics they can help with.
If you’re unsure whether the helpline will have an answer, just try them.
How to access this help
- If you’re new to us, sign up online.
- If you’re already onboard, login to your online account and visit myWellbeing;
- Or download the SimplyPlan app via your smartphone or tablet, login and call the helpline. You’ll be directed to speak to a qualified professional.