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THE SCALE OFMENTALHEALTH I SSUES CAUSED BY DEBT UNCOVERED Cr edi t f i x ,t heUK’ sl ar ges tper s onal i ns ol v enc ypr ac t i c ehasr el eas ednewf i gur es t hats howt hatper s onal debti shav i nganegat i v ei mpac tont hement al heal t hof i ndi v i dual saf f ec t edbyf i nanc i al pr obl ems . I naUKwi des ur v eyofpeopl ec ur r ent l yi nanI ndi v i dual Vol unt ar yAr r angementor Pr ot ec t edTr us tDeed( I VA/ PTD)wi t hCr edi t f i x ,74perc entofr es pondent ss ai d t hei rper s onal debts i t uat i onhaddi r ec t l yl edt opoorment al heal t h,s uc hasi nc r eas edanx i et y ,depr es s i onandi ns omni a. Oft hi s ,83perc entex per i enc epoorment al heal t h,32perc ents ai dt heyex per i enc edi nc r eas edl ev el sofanx i et yors t r es s ;whi l s t22perc ents ai dt heyhads uf f er edf r om i ns omni aandot hers l eepr el at edpr obl ems .Depr es s i onwasal s oc i t ed amongs tt hos et ac k l i ngdebt ,wi t h15perc entoft hepeopl er epor t i ngpoorment al heal t hs ay i ngt heyf el tdepr es s edasadi r ec tr es ul toft hei ri nc r eas i ngdebt . Ther es ul t soft hes ur v eyal s os howt hat6perc entofr es pondent ss uf f er edf r om wei ghti s s ues ,and3perc enthadpani cat t ac k sasar es ul toft hei rper s onal f i nanc es . Thes er es ul t sar ec ompoundedbyt hef ac tt hats i gni f i c antpr opor t i onofr es pondent sar et r y i ngt omai nt ai nf ul l orpar t t i meempl oy ment ,r el at i ons hi psands uppor tt hei rf ami l i es .Ass uc h,t her eal i t yofper s onal debt r el at edment al heal t h i s s uesi spot ent i al l yawi derpr obl em i ns oc i et y ,wi t ht heef f ec t sr eac hi ngf ari nt o c ommuni t i esandt hewi derec onomy . Cr edi t f i xi st heUK’ sl ar ges tpr ov i derofI VA/ PTDs ,hav i nghel pedov er19, 000 peopl es of ari n2016.Theor gani s at i oni sex pl or i ngf ur t heri nt oment al heal t hwi t h t hehel pofi ndus t r yex per t s ,i nc l udi ngs uppor tf r om uni v er s i t yac ademi c sandaddi t i onal r es ear c hpl annedf or2017. J oBr ewi s ,whoi sPr of es s orofOr gani s at i onandCons umpt i oni nt heSc hool of Bus i nes satt heUni v er s i t yofLei c es t er ,c omment ed:

“ Per s onal f i nanc ei snowmuc heas i ert os ec ur eduet ot hehuger angeofpr ov i der sandt headv entofnewf i nanc i al s er v i c ess uc haspay dayl oans .Howev er ,i t c anal s obev er yc ompl ext ounder s t and,whi c hi nc r eas est hel i k el i hoodofdef aul t s .I ndeed,i ndi v i dual i ns ol v enc yr at eshav ebeenr i s i ngac os st heUKs i nc e mi d2015. “ TheCr edi t f i xs ur v eyi si mpor t antr es ear c hi nt hi sc ont ex t ,andt her es ul t sar eex t r emel ywor r y i ng.Thef ar r eac hi ngef f ec t sofment al i l l nes sasar es ul tofper s onal debti nc l udeagr eat erbur denont heNHSaswel l ast hec ons i der abl et ol l f ori ndi v i dual st hems el v es ,t hei rf ami l i es ,c ommuni t i es ,c ol l eaguesandempl oy er s . ” Pear s eFl y nn,CEO ofCr edi t f i x ,added: “ Thei mpac tofper s onal debtdoes n’ ts t opats omeone’ sbanks t at ement .I ndi v i dual st hatar es t r uggl i ngwi t hdebtneedhel pands uppor t ,nott obes t i gmat i s ed.At Cr edi t f i x ,al l s t af far et r ai nedt odeal wi t hv ul ner abl ec us t omer sandt oens ur et hey f eel s uppor t edandunder s t ood–r egar dl es sofwhatl ev el ofdebtt heyar edeal i ng wi t h. “ Ment al heal t hi s s uesl i k eanx i et yanddepr es s i onar es er i ousc ondi t i onst hat peopl ear es t r uggl i ngwi t h,andc anhav ek noc k onef f ec t st hati mpac tonf ami l y member s ,f r i endsandwor kc ol l eagues . “ Thewor r y i ngf ac ti st hatment al heal t hpr obl emsc anl eadpeopl et os pi r al i nt o f ur t herdebt .Wheni nf ac tt hos et hatt ac k l et hes i t uat i onheadonands eekhel p, s uppor tandadv i c ear et heonest hatar eabl et obef i nanc i al l yr ehabi l i t at edand enj oyadebtf r eef ut ur e. ” Formor ei nf or mat i ononCr edi t f i x ,v i s i twww. c r edi t f i x . c o. uk .


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DrJohnC Tayl orOBE Recei vesHonor aryDoct or at ef r om Dur ham Uni ver si t y Pr ol i f i ci nvent orandengi neerDrJohnCTayl orOBE,whosenamemay notbef ami l i art oal lbutwhosei nvent i onsar eusedbyt ensofmi l l i onsof peopl eacr osst hegl obeever yday ,hasbeenr ecogni sedbyt hehi ghl y pr est i gi ousDur ham Uni ver si t yf orhi scont r i but i onst osci enceandbusi ness.

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