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Money Issues ‘Can Lead To Mental Health Problems’

One in six people who have experienced money problems have had suicidal thoughts as a result of their financial worries, new research has found.

An online survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of charity Mental Health UK found that 25 per cent of those who had experienced money issues felt guilty, while 41 per cent felt embarrassed.

However, most worryingly 16 per cent of those questioned said that they’d experienced suicidal thoughts because of their problems with money. Part of the issue appears to be that people find it hard to talk about these kinds of problems, with 28 per cent admitting they hadn’t told anyone.

What’s more, 50 per cent of adults said that they wouldn’t know where to turn to for support with financial problems.

Among the feelings reported by those who had experienced financial difficulties in the past were stress, anxiety, anger, isolation and depression.

Managing director of Mental Health UK Brian Dow said that the charity wants to raise awareness of the link between money troubles and mental health issues, and to help people “recognise when they might be struggling, and be able to reach out for help when they need it”.

The research also found that 15 per cent of people with money worries drank more alcohol, while 13 per cent smoked more to help them deal with the pressure they’re under.

Mr Dow added that this “only makes the problem worse”, noting that not feeling able to talk about their financial concerns exacerbates the issue. Those who are feeling depressed, anxious or stressed may find visiting a therapist in therapy rooms in London could help them open up and start to face up to these problems.

A recent report from The Mental Health Foundation found that money, along with long-term health and work, were named as the top causes of stress in people’s lives.

One-Quarter Of People Think Changing Jobs Would Boost Mental Health

A new survey has found that 25 per cent of people in the UK don’t like their current job, while nearly one-fifth are dissatisfied with their current career.

The research conducted by UK Power also revealed that 26 per cent of Brits believe changing jobs would improve their mental health, which indicates just how much our working lives can have an impact on our overall wellbeing.

There are some areas of the UK where job satisfaction is lower than others, with Belfast at the top where 55 per cent of people are unhappy in their roles. London made it into the top five, coming in third with 34 per cent of workers here wishing they were doing something different.

Seeing a counsellor who has therapy rooms in London could help them deal with some of their issues, but it seems that moving jobs could be another long-term solution to consider if they’re unhappy in their career.

Another finding of the survey was that singletons were more likely to be unhappy in their jobs than those in relationships – 23 per cent compared to 11 per cent – which indicates that having a partner could act as a buffer if you don’t enjoy your job.

Tackling mental health at work has become an increasingly important area for employers to consider, especially given that a report published earlier this month revealed that 15 per cent of people who disclose mental health issues at work then suffer negative consequences.

These can range from being subject to disciplinary action, to demotion and even dismissal, Business in the Community’s survey noted.

Arts ‘Play A Significant Role’ In Mental Health

Whether you have been seeing a professional at therapy rooms in London for a little while, or have yet to find a therapist who can help you with your mental health issues, you may find that art can improve your mental health.

The Guardian recently highlighted the positive impact that the arts can have on people suffering from a variety of conditions. It picked out data from Arts and Minds, an arts and mental health charity based in Cambridgeshire that has spent seven years running weekly art workshops for people experiencing stress, anxiety or depression.

Over three-quarters (76 per cent) of participants said their wellbeing had increased, while there was a 73 per cent decrease in depression and a 71 per cent fall in feelings of anxiety among those who attended.

Executive director of the charity and one of its founders Gavin Clayton told the newspaper why he believes art can help.

“The arts are important for wellbeing because beauty has a role in our lives. If we don’t listen to that, or pay attention, then that can cause problems,” he stated.

Phil George, chair of Arts Council Wales, told the Guardian that he believes greater investment in the arts for health would pay off in terms of improved wellbeing, as well as relieving the pressures and costs associated with mental health treatment on the NHS.

Sussex is the latest region jumping on the idea of using art to improve mental health. The Argus revealed that a year-long project to host a series of public drawing events across the county has been launched.

The aim is to make the arts more accessible to people who are struggling with their mental health, helping break down barriers such as cost, confidence and anxiety.

What Should You Look For In A Private Therapist?

It’s no secret that more and more of us are suffering from issues surrounding our mental health, or simply becoming aware of problems that are holding us back. Seeking help from a therapist who works out of therapy rooms in London is a sensible step if you need someone to talk to.

But what can you do to make sure you find the right practitioner for you? The Metro has recently offered some advice to those who are looking for a therapist.

The first thing to think about is how quickly you want to see someone. One of the issues that many people cite with the NHS is the long waiting lists for appointments, so if you’re looking for a private therapist make sure you ask about their availability if you need to see someone urgently.

Before you go to see anyone, you should also check their credentials. Make sure they’re a member of an accredited register. Examples include the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, according to the news provider.

You should also think carefully about the kind of therapy you’d like to receive, as well as what characteristics you’d like in a therapist. Arranging a trial session is recommended to ensure you have the connection you need with your therapist.

The need for private therapists could increase if funding for NHS mental health services isn’t improved. Earlier this month, the UKCP warned that cutting other mental health services to fund changes announced in the Mental Health Workforce strategy will further damage the system in the long term.

Work ‘Main Cause Of Mental Health Issues For Men’

Mental health issues can arise for all kinds of reasons, but new research by charity Mind has revealed that work is often a root cause of these kinds of problems for men.

According to the charity’s survey, one in three men claimed that their job was the reason for them suffering poor mental health, but that they didn’t feel as though they could talk to their employer because of the “macho” culture in their workplace.

Just 14 per cent of the men surveyed said that their mental health problems were caused by things outside of work. By contrast, women said that their jobs and issues outside work were equal contributing factors to their mental health.

Emma Mamo, head of workplace wellbeing at Mind, said that this research indicates that employers may need to find different ways to approach providing support for those suffering from mental health issues.

She said that the charity’s research found that the majority of managers feel confident about providing support for people suffering from mental health problems, but noted that they can only do so if they know there is a problem.

“It is concerning that so many men find themselves unable to speak to their bosses about the impact that work is having on their wellbeing,” Ms Mamo asserted.

But it isn’t only those in work who may need to see a counsellor in therapy rooms in London, with the UK Council for Psychotherapy noting last month that the number of unemployed people suffering from anxiety and depression has increased since 2013.

In this group, it is often the financial strain of being out of work that exacerbates mental health conditions, the organisation noted.

Cheating Partners Can Affect Mental Health, Says Study

If you’re looking for therapy rooms in London to rent, there may well have been a life event which has triggered mental health issues and/or problem behaviour you want to tackle. For many people this can be the end of a relationship for example, something which when caused by a partner cheating has been proved to affect mental health by a new study.

According to a new study reported by HuffPost, when a partner cheats it can have a huge impact on your mental health. It can affect you confidence and self-esteem and leave you with a sense worthlessness – blaming yourself and wondering what you did wrong.

For a person who blames themselves, the study has shown that the person is much more likely to self-medicate using alcohol or drugs when struggling to come to terms with the situation.

The research study carried out at the University of Nevada looked at 230 students who had dealt with a partner cheating on them and found that there was a strong link to many mental struggles such as various eating disorders, engaging in unprotected sex or an unhealthy addiction to exercise. The study which was carried out by Rosie Shrout spoke to Psypost and said: “Being cheated on seems to not only have mental health consequences, but also increases risky behaviours.”

The study also showed that being cheated on by a partner had a more devastating effect on women than it did men, resulting in a more profound impact on mental health. In the study the majority of those taking part were around the age of 20 so more research is needed into the impact of cheating on a wider range of ages.