Cost-of-living pressures

Services and support to help you cope with the rising cost of living

Support with the rising cost of living

The cost of everything seems to be increasing – from energy bills and rent and mortgage costs to weekly shopping. The rising cost of living is putting pressure on all of us. There is help available; whether you need support with your mental health and wellbeing, help to manage and deal with money issues or ideas for low-cost ways to relax and have fun.

Dealing with negative news

Know how to deal with a negative news cycle and when to switch off

Looking after your mental health in times of crisis

Learn to prioritise your mental health

Better sleep

You need time to recharge. Follow these steps for much-needed rest and relaxation


Money worries can put strain on relationships. Keep difficult conversations focused and productive.

Money and addiction

Worrying about money can cause stress which can in turn lead to addictive behaviour. Find out where to get help.

Caring responsibilities

Money is often a worry when you have caring responsibilities. Find out where to get help if you are struggling.

Help with money, bills and budgeting

Find out where you can get help, advice and support to manage the rising cost of living

Energy costs and help to pay

Energy saving tips and information about support

Budgeting and money advice

Sort out money problems and relieve financial stress

Benefits and grants

Emergency financial help if you’re struggling or have a crisis

Support with food, pet and living expenses

Get help with your essentials

Mental health support

Know where to get help when you need it

Advocacy for All

Advocacy for All helps adults with mental ill health find and connect with the services they need


Know where to turn when things get tough

Taking care of your wellbeing

We asked people how the rising cost of living makes them feel and what changes they think they’ll have to make to manage rising costs.

  • 79% of people we surveyed said their mental health and wellbeing was affected by increases in the cost of living. 
  • 66% of people are anxious about their financial situation over the next year. 
  • 50% of people said they’d find it hard or impossible to pay for their self-care 
  • 64% of people said they’d find it hard or impossible to go on holidays or for days out. 

It’s natural to worry about rising costs and how you’ll cope in the future. But it’s also important to take time to look after your wellbeing.

Our Take 5 database lists some things you can do to relax, unwind and have fun without spending a lot of money. 

Take 5

Find ways to have fun, relax and look after your wellbeing without spending lots of money