Since our launch in spring 2016, we’ve been working tirelessly to break the link between financial difficulty and mental health problems. You can some of our highlights below, and you can also read more about our impact in the past year in our latestAnnual Impact Report.

Millions of people with mental health problems will be protected from scam ads on sites like Google and Facebook – followingour campaign with a cross-sector coalitionto get the government to use the Online Safety Bill to tackle scam ads.

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Last year, our investigations raised significant concerns about planned cuts to funding for face-to-face debt advice. We’re delighted that the Money and Pensions Service has since increased the funding available to these vital services.

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Following our campaign, the government agreed to make default notices – the most distressing debt collection letters – more supportive and less intimidating. With millions facing debt problems due to the pandemic, these changes will save lives.

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In 2018, we secureda promise from the government to extend its Breathing Space debt respite scheme给精神有问题的人该计划现已推出,政府数据显示,有心理健康危机的多达5万人将从中受益。

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After a two-year campaign,we secured a promisethat GPs in England would stop charging for the forms people with mental health problems need to get support with their finances. And we’ve recentlyseen a victory for the campaign in Wales too.

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Since 2017 we’ve encouraged banks to give customers the option to block gambling payments.In 2018,Monzo, Starling and Barclaysbecame the first banks to do so, and now it is estimated that around 90% of current accounts offer a gambling block.

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