Financial difficulties

Money troubles can cause you to worry and can affect your mental health if problems go on. They can make you feel uncomfortable, guilty, depressed or even hopeless. Although it can be tempting to bury your head in the sand and try not to think about them, you should seek help to gain control of your finances.


There are a number of reasons why people many find themselves in debt including:

  • change in benefits
  • not getting paid
  • loss of a job
  • addiction (substance misuse or gambling)
  • ignoring bills
  • major life changes

"By sorting your money problems you can begin to feel better and stay well"
quote by The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Help and support

If you feel you're struggling to keep on top of your money, are in debt or have a problem with gambling there is lots of support available free of charge:


Anyone can find themselves homeless and there are many reasons that can cause this including:

  • relationship breakdown
  • family fall out
  • fleeing abuse
  • being evicted by a landlord

Being homeless doesn't necessarily mean you're sleeping on the streets, you could be sleeping on a friend's sofa, a floor or even a hostel and these all classify you as being homeless.

If you are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless it's important you get advice.

Help and support

Specialist support if you are Homeless

The Homeless Mental Health Service by Leicestershire Partnership Trust, NHS.

The Homeless Mental Health Service is an award winning multi-disciplinary team offering, engagement, mental health assessment and referral to mainstream mental health and support services – for people age 16+ who are homeless (sleeping rough in hostels) or staying in temporary accommodation (sofa surfing etc.). The team is made up of three full-time mental health practitioners (2 are mental health nurses and 1 is an Occupational Therapist), a part-time psychiatrist, part-time clinical psychologist and a part-time secretary.

Referral criteria

Self-referral by anyone who is homeless and any person in contact with someone who is homeless. Referral via telephone 0116 295 8442 or email:

For help, support and resources from The Homeless Mental Health Service, please see the website, here.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust