Supporting someone with a mental illness - Work & money
How can I help someone manage work and money?
Some people with mental illnesses will find it difficult to manage their money. For example, when someone with bipolar disorder has a manic episode, they may spend their weekly budget in one day. If someone cannot control their own money, you might want to think about ways to help them.
You could help someone manage their own money by:
- creating a weekly budget,
- planning what bills need to be paid using a schedule, and
- talking to a money advice service for further tips.
Having some responsibility outside of the house can be helpful. The person you care for might want to find paid or voluntary work. There are services that help people with mental illnesses get back into work and do voluntary work. Unfortunately these services are not available across all of the UK.
Organisations such as Remploy and Shaw Trust may be able to help.
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