Tackling the Mental Health Premium in Broxtowe

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Citizens Advice in Broxtowe are taking positive steps to help those struggling with poor mental health. Recent research by our national organisation found that Consumers with a mental health condition can pay a premium of more than £1,000 every year for their essential services.

Citizens Advice said many companies across the energy, telecoms and financial sectors are failing customers with mental health issues, leaving them paying between £1,100 and £1,550 a year more than necessary.

These customers face struggles ranging from comparing and choosing the best deals to paying for services on time and staying on top of their budget, the charity said.

Locally Citizens Advice Broxtowe and the mental health charity Mind have teamed up to combine advice services, such as money and energy saving advice to mental health support services. Chief Executive, Sally Bestwick, says; “we are seeking to expand our partnership with Nottinghamshire Mind to expand services that ensure people with mental health conditions get the support they need and do not lose out financially.

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