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The Pension Confident Podcast

Oct 26, 2022

In 2022, we saw four different Chancellors, a ‘Mini-Budget’ and a major U-turn on some of those measures. All the while, cost of living increases from food shops to forecourts are still impacting us all. On top of this, everyday life events can impact our finances. So, what effect does this have on us, and what can we do if we find ourselves in debt?

On this month’s episode, we hear listeners’ stories about their own debt struggles and discussion from:


Episode Breakdown: 

The causes of debt

The effects of debt on your mental health 

The help available if you’re struggling financially

Listeners’ debt stories

Lynn Beattie’s personal debt recovery story

*If you’re struggling with your mental health because of concerns about debt or anything else and need to talk to someone, call SAMARITANS on 116 123 - they are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 and speak to a volunteer, anonymously. 

If you’re concerned for the immediate safety of yourself or someone else, then always call 999. For non-emergencies, call 111, or speak to your GP who can refer you to your local NHS Mental Health Trust


Further reading:

For more information on the issues raised in this episode, follow these useful links from the PensionBee website: 


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