Money and mental health

It's a challenging time for many people with the rising cost of living – and money worries can be particularly tough for people with mental health problems. Here are some resources and organisations that can help

Organisations that can help

Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice - for benefits, debt, energy, housing, employment and other advice. Here are the organisation’s tips on getting support with the cost of living crisis - Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice - Where can I get support with the cost of living crisis?

Free advice line: 0808 278 7969 (Mon to Fri, 10am-4.30pm). For energy advice, call 01243 974 063 (Mon to Fri, 10am-4pm). Help to Claim benefits team: 0800 144 8 444 (Mon to Fri, 8am-6pm). Help with debt: 0800 240 4420 (Mon to Fri, 9am-5pm).

Citizens Advice in West Sussex, North, South and East - for benefits, debt, energy, housing, employment and other advice

Free advice line: 0808 278 7969 (Mon to Fri, 9am-4.30pm)

West Sussex Energy Advice Service – 01273 974063 (Mon to Fri, 10am to 4pm) - see Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice - Energy 2022 (

Age UK West Sussex Brighton & Hove - information and advice specifically for over-50s, including a benefits and money advice service.

Free and confidential advice line: 0800 019 1310. Money advice service: call 0800 019 1310.

One Stop Junction - for unemployment, financial and budgeting and digital support. Enquiries to

Step Change - for free debt advice (national). Tel: 0800 138 1111 (Mon to Fri, 8am-8pm; Sat, 8am-4pm)

Community House Worthing - for free food, mental health and physical health activities and help filling in forms. See Facebook page for activities – The Community House, Worthing | Facebook

Littlehampton Community Fridge - St James' Church, Littlehampton. See Facebook page for updates.

Worthing Food Bank - Redeemer Church, Worthing. Call 07918 759664 or email


National Mind – money and mental health: tips for everyday living

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