Learn how the Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space scheme can support your clients with debt in a mental health crisis.
A free online event for members of the Money Guiders England Network.
Under the Breathing Space scheme, which launched in May 2021, people with problem debt will be given legal protections from creditors chasing them for payments and a freeze on most interest and charges on their debts for up to 60 days.
Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space is specifically for someone who is receiving mental health crisis treatment, who may not be able to access debt advice and apply for Breathing Space themselves. Breathing Space lasts for the duration of their treatment plus 30 days, to prevent their debts from worsening while they are in crisis.
Delivered for Money Guiders by Rethink Mental Illness which manages the standard Breathing Space and Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space scheme.
This session will cover:
- An introduction to standard Breathing Space and Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space
- How Breathing Space needs to be authorised for individuals
- Referral pathways
- Benefits for clients
- Restrictions to make clients aware of