The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has warned that anxiety is a mental health problem that is now felt a lot, or all of the time, by one in five people, with nearly 50% generally feeling more anxious than they used to and 60% feeling anxious on a daily basis.

The survey, of 2,300 adults, indicated that money worries were the biggest cause.

Meanwhile the Financial Ombudsman has revealed that the 13,659 people contacting them last year for help with a mortgage or secured loan problem was the highest number ever recorded. And the Citizen’s Advice Bureau now names council tax arrears as most common debt worry, for the first time ahead of credit cards.

A guide, Are You Anxiety Aware? is offered by the MHF.

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