“Feels like trying to move a mountain with a spoon”: the financial experiences of people with mental health problems by Conor D’Arcy

Date: June 29, 2022
Time: 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: MS Teams

Watch again as Conor D’Arcy from Money and Mental Health presents key findings from their 2021 research and the policy responses it suggests.

Money worries and mental health problems all too often form a toxic cycle. Combining a large-scale polling exercise and qualitative research, the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute explored how, in Summer 2021, these twinned issues were playing out. The research painted a worrying picture across issues such as credit use, debt management by firms and government bodies, and the support that health and advice agencies can offer. In this talk.

Conor is Head of Research and Policy at the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute. He is responsible for planning and delivering the organisation’s research, and using insights from the research to develop solutions to break the link between mental health problems and financial difficulties. Prior to joining Money and Mental Health, Conor worked for the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. He has spent most of his career in the third sector,  with roles at the Resolution Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.