Information from Mind:

*Trigger warning – content includes mention of suicide and self-harm

This new research suggests a worrying number of us are struggling to afford to see the people we often depend on to help us with life’s ups and downs, and to take part in activities that are beneficial to our mental wellbeing.

Relying on people in your support network who you can trust – for example, friends, family, and colleagues – can be an important way to help manage your wellbeing, including helping to reduce feelings of social isolation and loneliness. This YouGov study indicates the increasing toll that rising cost of living is having on the nation’s mental wellbeing, as access to support networks and the ability to afford activities to look after our mental health becomes increasingly difficult.

Read the study here