Welcome to our very first blog, we hope that you enjoy it and there is something helpful included in each one for either yourself, a friend or family member.

With this week being Mental Health Awareness Week we thought this would be the perfect topic to start us off as it is an illness that is estimated to affect at least 10% of the worlds population.

With anxiety and depression being the most common mental health problems in Britain and it being expected to grow over the coming years due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic along with those of us already living with mental health problems are facing extra challenges too. We wanted to try and piece some information together of how we may be able to help you and your families along with providing useful information from some of the most supportive organisations.

How can we help?

Many people will think that we are just a mortgage brokers, however our duty goes a lot further than providing you with debt. We ensure that we protect your debt and your families. When you become a client of ours we pride ourselves in giving you the best advice and plans to suit your circumstances. We have a range of providers we work with when looking at your insurance and many of these have extra benefits included in their plans at no extra cost. This can include GP services, mental health support, fitness programmes, nutritional programmes or helping hand for example.

GP Services and Mental Health Support are two of the complimentary services that can be invaluable to your family, no waiting on your GP finding an appointment or being referred to the NHS for support. You get to speak to a specialist in your area of concern almost instantly (virtual on your app) and can start receiving the support you need. If you are not sure what extras your insurance plans may have then please get in touch with us and we can check your policies to remind you or review your current plans you have in place and advise you on this.

Where to look for help?

  • We found the SAMH website fantastic for information on mental health and how to take the steps to look after it. They suggest; Connecting, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn and Give. Click Here to visit the Scottish Association for Mental Health Webstie for further information.
  • You can also visit the NHS website (England only) for an urgent mental health helpline. You can call them for 24 hour advice for you, your child, parent or someone you care for. For help to speak to a mental health professional or an assessment to help decide on the best course of care. Click here to find the most suitable contact number.
  • In Scotland you can also contact Breathing Space on 0800 838 587 which is a free and confidential phone line for anybody experiencing low mood or depression. Alternatively click here to access their website.

Check out 10 top tips below from mentalhealth.org.uk