Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Warning over mental health problems in recession

  • Comment
A charity has warned that the credit crunch could lead to a rise in mental health problems in society.

According to a survey of almost 2000 people by the charity Rethink, 46% of people were concerned about having their home repossessed and the mental health implications it could have.

More people were concerned about losing their house than being made redundant, a young relative carrying a knife and finding out they can’t have children.

Rethink’s director of public affairs, Paul Corry, said: ‘I wouldn't be surprised if we see a rise in the number of people going to their doctor’s because of mental health problems over the coming months.

'Many mental health conditions are linked to genetic or chemical factors, but stressful life events like losing your home can trigger mental illness, or make things worse in people who are already vulnerable’.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.