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Thrive LDN marks Talk Money Week 2022

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Every November, Talk Money Week takes place in the UK as a way to get the nation talking about money.


Recognising that talking openly about money is vitally important for our health, the week provides a platform to have a conversation about money between family, friends or neighbours and aims to break down the stigma that surrounds it.

Talk Money Week webinar


To mark Talk Money Week, Thrive LDN and the Money and Pensions Service hosted a free learning webinar on the relationship between money and mental health, and the practical ways to get support. With 1 in 5 people living with a mental health problem finding themselves in debt and 20% of people in debt reporting poor health, it is more important than ever to understand the link between the two know the practical ways to signpost those who may need support towards services and resources relevant to them.

More than 160 people attended the webinar and heard from Sarah Murphy, Senior Health, Social Care and Welfare Systems Strategy Lead at the Money and Pensions Service, and Natasha Cutler, Economic Wellbeing Forum Lead at Thrive LDN.

As well as finding out more about the link between money and mental health, attendees were guided through the support and practical advice available to those they may be supporting through a tough time such as the Mental Health & Money Toolkit.

All the content shared during the webinar can downloaded from our website and you can watch the webinar back via YouTube.

At the end of the webinar, attendees were given the opportunity to have their questions answered by the presenters. Questions ranged from where to find signposting to more tailored support available, such as for students or those facing redundancy, to how to join volunteer programmes to give money advice. We have collated the questions and answers into a useful document to download.

Thrive LDN conversation starter toolkit


During the webinar, we outlined how we have updated our Thrive LDN conversation starter toolkit, a useful resource to support often difficult conversations around mental health. Updated in the current context of the cost-of-living pressures many Londoners are facing, the resources contains suggested prompts and questions, as well as information about where to find financial and mental wellbeing support.

You can explore the conversation starter tool and download it for free from the Thrive LDN website.