24 March 2021
Dyfed Powys Police Federation wellbeing lead Dai Gaskins is encouraging members to talk about their money worries.
Debt Awareness Week, which started on Monday (22 March), aims to help people talk more openly about debt-related issues.
And Dai says bottling up financial concerns can impact your mental health.
“Debt Awareness Week gives us a great chance to discuss our money worries,” he said, “Worrying about money can impact your mental health, and poor mental health can make it harder to earn and manage money.
“But there’s help and support out there to try to break that cycle, and it can be a huge relief to share a problem.
“You don’t have to face it alone,” he added, "There are a number of organisations that can offer support including Police Mutual and No1 CopperPot, a credit union working with the police family.”
Police Mutual, which provides financial services and welfare support to the police service, has produced a new debt awareness guide for members.
The guide offers free tips to improve financial wellbeing and information on where to get support.