Financial wellbeing general resources
Worries about money can have an impact on your mental health. And your mental health can affect how you manage your money. Learn more about how the two affect each other, and get tips for getting to know your money and mood patterns via the Mind webpages.
Take a look at the Wellbeing Programme Team's financial wellbeing pages which signpost to sources of internal and external financial support.
Cost of living crisis
MoneyHelper offers free, impartial money guidance to millions of people through their website, contact centre, WhatsApp and webchat. This is a free service provided by the Money and Pensions Service and backed by government. Their cost of living pages offer invaluable guidance to help you keep on top of your money. MoneyHelper ran a comprehensive session on 'how to navigate the cost of living crisis' for the Wellbeing Programme Team in Hilary term 2023 which you can watch here:
General pensions information can be found on the MoneyHelper Pensions basics webpage. They also offer free and impartial pensions guidance via their helpline, online enquiry form or webchat all available via their Pensions and Retirement page.
In addition, if you are over 50 and you have a UK-based defined contribution pension pot, you can book a Pension Wise appointment to help you make an informed decision about taking money from your pension pots.
If you are a staff member on an NHS pension, you can find out more information on the NHS pension University webpage. If you have any questions regarding your NHS pension, please contact the pension manager on 01865 616133 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk about money with friends and family
MoneyHelper provides some great guides to help you talk about money with your partner, children, friends, parents and grandparents.