Research conducted by the Money & Mental Health Policy Institute concluded that there are over three million adults in the UK with both mental health problems and financial difficulties. The two issues can become intrinsically linked putting further pressure on one’s mental health and ability to recover the financial situation. If you’d like to find out more about their work, you can read their information - Money & Mental Health - The Facts.

Further research from Save the Student showed that when it comes to living on a budget, you may need to make sacrifices to your social life and sometimes essential costs, this can lead to loneliness and isolation which can impact your personal and mental wellbeing.

If this sounds like your situation, there is help at King’s both in the form of mental health support and practical support.


Mental health support


For mental health support, the Counselling and Mental Health Support Service can help. If you think you may need counselling and would like to find out more, please read our article How can the Counselling & Mental Health Support Service help me?

If you feel you need counselling outside our usual working hours, please refer to our article Mental health support during evenings, weekends & vacation periods.



Practical support for financial difficulties


Practical support for any financial difficulties is available from the Money & Housing Advice Team.

We advise students facing financial difficulty to consider the range of hardship funds and bursaries at King’s. Find out more detail in our article I'm having money difficulties, where can I find support?

However, these may only offer a temporary solution. Talking through your situation may help you to find more longer-term solutions. 



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