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Mental health issues: grants and benefits

As mental illness is classed as a disability, you may be entitled to certain state benefits. Take a look at the following, which may be suitable if you have mental health issues:

Disability Rights UK. Visit this site for an eligibility checklist and information on what you can claim.

GOV.UK: Student Finance. This page’s section on disabled students has guidance for those with mental health conditions.

Grants Expert. This article on Family Action Grants provides an overview of grants that can help you to support your family financially—or even get back into education.

Mind: Holidays and respite care. If you have a mental health issue, this charity has a list of organisations that can help you plan and pay for a holiday.

Mind: Money and mental health. This resource can help you finance day-to-day expenses while living with a mental health condition. It can also put you in touch with someone who can help you manage your benefits and debts.

Rethink Mental Illness. This organisation's welfare benefits and mental illness page takes a detailed look at what is currently available from the government.

Turn2us. This is a national charity that helps find welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services for people with financial hardship. It includes a benefits calculator and grants search tool along with a detailed list of benefits that may apply to your situation.

Finally, to request information about--or support for--mental health and the Jewish community, contact Jami.

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