If you're experiencing mental health conditions, you're not alone.
Why telling us can help
If you find you are experiencing mental health conditions and this is affecting your money or your finances, you really aren’t alone. Whatever help you need, you can find it here.
Any information you give us about your mental health is confidential and we will only ever use it to help you. It won’t affect any products or services you have or take with us.
There are many ways we can help you.
How we can make banking easier
Requesting communications in accessible formats
We can provide accessible formats – including large print, Braille, audio CD, or on coloured paper to make things easier to read.
Contact us on 03456 062 062 and someone will set this up for you. Lines are open 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.
Not all Telephone Banking services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Where possible, we’ll make sure we reformat the correspondence we send you. Calls and online sessions may be monitored and recorded.
Help with managing your account online or via our Card Services app
- Card freeze - freeze and unfreeze transactions on your credit card(s).
- Change your contactless payment limit - change your limit to one that works for you.
- Replacement cards - replace a card that’s not working or is damaged.
- View your PIN - quick pin reminders.
- Log in with your fingerprint or Face ID - log in securely without needing your password.
- Check your balances and transactions - keep track of your balance and spending.
- Pay your bills using a debit card - make safe and quick payments.
- Get notifications - get alerts to keep track of your account(s).
Appoint someone to manage your affairs
If you need help looking after your money, you can give someone you trust access to your credit card and loan accounts. Find out about the different options and what they need to do.
Support if you're worried about the cost of living
How other organisations can help you
Mental Health UK
- Brings together the experience of four charities who’ve been supporting people with their mental health for nearly 50 years.
- Provides support and services for the challenges that pose a threat to people’s mental health.
- Helps with understanding mental health and money issues, loneliness and isolation, young people’s resilience and more.
- Clic is Mental Health UK’s free online peer support service.
- It’s free to join and provides 24/7 mental health support from the community.
- Connect with others for mutual support, share your thoughts and find helpful information.
- UK-wide programme, which supports young people’s mental health resilience.
- It equips young people with the tools and knowledge to support their mental health through life’s transitions.
- Their resource library helps young people engage in conversations about mental health, emotional wellbeing and resilience.
Mental Health & Money Advice
- Clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing mental health and money worries.
- Specialist knowledge of benefits, managing money and mental health care.
- Cost of living hub provides information to support your mental wellbeing and managing your money.
- Government-backed with advice on benefits, tax, pensions, homes and savings.
- Money calculators, helpful articles and regular updates.
- Support available online, over the phone or face-to-face.
- Advice and support for coping with financial worries.
- Tips on how to survive financial stress, such as facing your fears and not giving up on your daily routine.
- If you live in Wales outside of the areas currently covered by the NHS 111 service, you can get from NHS Direct Wales. Call 0845 46 47.