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Briefing: Cost of Living Crisis and Mental Health

The cost-of-living crisis, with huge rises in the prices of fuel and food, is already causing deep wounds among the poorest in society, according to the debt charity Christians Against Poverty. In this Religion Media Centre briefing on its annual report, it said mental health issues and the risk of suicide were increasing as people sink into debt and isolation and cannot see a way out. Its work involves befriending people and offering hope alongside practical support. Ruth Peacock hosted this discussion with:

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Report: Cost-of-living crisis intensifies mental health problems and poverty

 “If the system is meant to protect people from destitution, it’s not working”

– Paul Morrison, JIPT


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