Financial Stress

When people are struggling with debt, feeling low or anxious is a normal response.  Money is more than cash, it provides feelings of security, power, independence and freedom.  The threat of ongoing debt or insufficient income can result in feelings of loss of control, anxiety and other mental and emotional distress including depression

In the UK there is a free debt advice and planning service. There is other support available for people in the entertainment industry who are struggling with financial problems. Also, trade unions will help their members if they are owed money for work.

“I have been through a lot for the past year, mostly financially and this damaged my emotional and mental health temporarily.”

“I was out of pocket and they were late in paying me which was the last straw; I didn't know if they would and with the financial pressure I was under I had a breakdown.”