Credit crunch

Clayre describes how losing her job affected her mentally and socially. A GP gives advice on coping with the shock of redundancy to avoid depression.

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Credit crunch help

Where to get help if worries about money or losing your job are affecting your health. Call the NHS Stressline on 0300 123 2000 or find advice online.

Credit crunch stress

Many people feel worried or low when times are hard but there are several things you can do to help you cope.

Coping as a couple

Financial problems can put pressure on your relationship. Taking practical action can help ease the strain.

Eat well on a budget

We all like a takeaway or ready meal sometimes. But making the same meal at home is lower in calories, and cheaper.

Budget food shopping

You can spend less on your food shopping and still eat healthily. Follow these tips to reduce your grocery bills.

Get fit without the gym

You don't have to join a gym to get fit. Dancing, cycling, walking and other sports are all great for your health.

Redundancy fear

Worrying about job security can affect your health, but there are ways to cope with the fear of redundancy.

Ten stressbusters

You don’t need money to improve your mental wellbeing. Here are 10 ways to combat stress that cost little or nothing.

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5 A DAY for less

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Supermarket Health Checker

Read this guide to the mySupermarket tool and make your weekly shopping choices even healthier.

Talking treatments

Find out about the benefits of different types of talking therapy, including counselling, psychotherapy and CBT.

Living with depression

Get tips on coping with depression, including advice from experts, real life stories and self help.

Stress management

Learn to spot the symptoms of stress and get practical tips on keeping stress under control.