Keith Prance, founder of Rehab Recovery, has produced the following infographic to explain the mental health price of the UK’s current cost of living crisis…
First, an explainer: the cost of living crisis refers to the increase in the cost of essentials, such as food, energy, electricity and fuel as a result of inflation rates.
Inflation rates are higher than they’ve been for 40 years, and that increase has a severe impact on households across the UK.
One less obvious impact is on obesity. People with financial issues are often forced to buy cheap food that’s low in nutrients and high in calories.
The infographic below has been designed to show how mental health is being affected across multiple demographics.
Cost of living crisis and mental health