You’ve probably heard about the cost of living crisis, which is affecting many people right now.
It means that everyday essentials, like food and energy, cost more than they used to, while wages and benefits have stayed the same. This has left many people struggling to pay their bills or making difficult decisions like whether to eat or stay warm.
If you’re worried about money, you’re not alone. 1 in 4 people living in Britain said they’ve had to cut back on essentials like food or fuel because they can no longer afford them. We know the cost of living crisis is not affecting everyone equally and many people think that not enough is being done to help those struggling.
While we can’t always control what’s happening in the world, there are things we can do to manage how we feel, which can help us feel less stressed, worried or low.
Learning how to look after our mental wellbeing and finding out about available support is a positive step towards feeling more in control.