MP GWYNNE PRAISES Citizens Advice Bureau’s impact on improving mental health

citizens-adviceToday, on World Mental Health Day, Andrew Gwynne MP is echoing the call of Citizens Advice staff and volunteers and urging people to seek advice for their debt, benefits and employment problems.

New national research from Citizens Advice finds:

  • 2 in 3 Citizens Advice clients feel stressed, depressed or anxious as a result of the problem they came to the charity for help about
  • Almost three in four people (73 per cent) seeking debt help from Citizens Advice said their money worries were making them feel stressed, depressed or anxious
  • After debt problems benefits are the issue second most likely to damage people’s mental health (67 per cent)
  • Employment problems are third most likely to cause people distress (65 per cent).
  • After getting advice, 4 in 5 people said they felt their mental wellbeing improved as a result of the help they received from Citizens Advice.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“It is fitting that I had a chance to speak to a meeting of Tameside Citizens Advice only last night.

“Citizens Advice does such incredible work in both Tameside and Stockport and I hope they will be able to continue providing their crucial services for decades to come.”

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