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NHS credit crunch stressline 0300 123 2000

28 July 2009

NHS Credit Crunch StresslineNHS credit crunch stresslineThis helpline offering practical aid for people distressed by the impact of the recession on their lives begins on 15 July.

Trained health staff will give callers self-care and self-help advice to protect and improve emotional resilience in the face of their difficulties and signpost to appropriate sources of advice and help to tackle any underlying debt, redundancy or housing issues.

Callers' levels of distress will be assessed and, if necessary, they will be referred to local NHS services listed by Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) on NHS Choices or, in serious cases, to immediate support through NHS Direct.

NHS Choices continues to expand its content on credit crunch stress, depression, anxiety, counselling and talking therapies. Online information is available at www.nhs.uk/creditcrunch

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