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Call You and Yours: Debt and Mental Illness

Winifred Robinson talks to listeners about debt and mental illness issues.

Call You & Yours asks do you or someone you know have debt and mental health problems?

We're talking about debt and mental health problems because half of the people who go to charities for help with debt also have a mental health problem. Counsellors report that the two problems - debt and mental illness - can feed off each other.

The founder of MoneySavingExpert.com has set up a new Money and Mental Health Policy Institute to come up with practical ways to stop people getting into debt when they are mentally ill.

It's as figures from the Bank of England show we are borrowing at the fastest rate since 2005.

Call the programme on 03700 100 444, or email youandyours@bbc.co.uk to tell us if you or someone you know has debt and mental health problems.

Presented by Winifred Robinson
Produced by Natalie Donovan.

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