Financial wellbeing

Learn about Good Financial wellbeing

Financial health and mental health are linked. Financial challenges can cause significant stress, which can impact our mental health and wellbeing. Similarly, the state of our mental health can make it harder to get on top of our finances.

What is financial wellbeing?

Financial wellbeing encompasses the freedom to make choices that enable you to enjoy life without financial stress. While some factors affecting our finances, like the rising cost of living or unexpected expenses, are beyond our control, there are aspects we can manage.

Every day, we make financial decisions, both big and small, that influence our lives and contribute to our financial wellbeing.

What are the signs of poor financial wellbeing?

What factors contribute to financial wellbeing?

A variety of factors influence how people respond to money and mental health challenges, including stigma, shame and our social relationships.

Financial stigma

Shame, a sense of failure and reluctance to speak or seek help about financial challenges due to concerns about what other people might think.

Social comparison

Pressure to keep up financially with others and a sense of isolation when this isn’t possible.

Mental health stigma

Mental health stigma Reluctance to speak/act on mental health challenges due to fear of discrimination or shame about their condition.

What can you do to improve your financial wellbeing?

Staying well is about finding a balance that works for you. Things that can help include: