Being on a low income or in debt can be isolating, but research shows that families who talk about money often feel less stressed. Even if your family can’t support you financially, just talking to a friend or family member can often feel like a massive weight has been lifted. They may be able to open the letters you cannot face, or they may be able to go with you when you get advice.
Talk openly and honestly - Don’t feel that money is a taboo subject, try to talk about it openly and honestly. If you can’t talk to a friend or family member, go to an Advice Centre. There is no need to feel embarrassed or judged, Advisers talk to people every day. Please click on our Help and Advice section for contact details for advice centres.
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