Mental Health Awareness Week

“Is the cost of living crisis impacting your debt levels and mental health?”

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 15 to 21 May 2023.

This year, charities like ourselves and Mind are focusing on the impact the cost of living crisis is having on debt levels and mental health. The uncertainty of watching as costs spiral can be difficult to bear and is affecting the mental health of millions. The worry of how we’ll get by and support our families is piling on the pressure. But for so many of us, looking after our debt and mental health is often last on our list.

And for those of us who are already struggling with money, the crisis is becoming an increasing burden to carry. So many of us on lower incomes were already making impossible decisions between basics like food, clothing and fuel. This has only got worse. And prioritising our mental health has become more difficult.

As individuals, as families, as communities – we can’t afford to ignore the impact on our mental health. Whether it’s ourselves, our loved ones, our colleagues, our neighbours or strangers. Every one of us needs to know we’re not alone. The good news is there are charities out there, armed with incredible knowledge and expertise, willing to offer their help, support and advice. Like us, Vale Community Impact.


Get advice and support  

Here at Vale Community Impact, our charity is sensitive to each person’s unique situation and debt levels.  Our debt advisors work with you to create the most appropriate debt solution, to alleviate your money worries. Acting as an intermediatry between you and your creditors. Where appropriate, they may be able to help you write off a portion of your debt. Make an appointment with our independent debt advisors today: 01235 765348 or email

Oxfordshire Mind can’t fix the cost of living crisis. But they can help you and people you know feel more able to cope. Mind are there for people affected by mental ill health, as well as families, friends, carers and professionals. You can contact them to ask them a specific question about mental health or mental health services, or tell them about your situation and they’ll suggest some options for getting you help and support. Phone: 01865 247788 Text: 07451 277973 Email:

Mental Health Awareness Week — Oxfordshire Mind