Debt Awareness Week: help is at hand

South Wales Police Federation members can get advice on improving their financial wellbeing and support for debt issues via a free new factsheet.

Police Mutual, which provides financial services and welfare support to the police service, has produced the guide to mark Debt Awareness Week, which starts today (20 March).

The factsheet provides tips to improve your financial wellbeing, including how to budget, understanding your spending and how to save.

It also examines the impact money worries can have on mental health, and information on where members can get support to help tackle debt.

South Wales Police Federation chair Steve Treharne said: “We know from our recent pay and morale survey that the cost of living crisis is having an impact on many of our members, and we’re doing all we can to fight for improved pay and conditions.

“But rising prices and bills are creating uncertainty, and a lot of members are finding it tough at the moment.

“Debt and money worries can have a huge impact on our health and mental wellbeing. They can keep you awake at night, and cause anxiety and stress.

“Help and advice is available, including this Police Mutual factsheet, which offers free practical advice.

“There’s no better time than the start of Debt Awareness Week to take the first steps to improving your financial wellbeing.”

Read the factsheet now, for advice on improving your financial wellbeing or to find help and support.