Mental Health

Looking after your mental health

Letting homes can be stressful at the best of times. Long hours, 24-hour-a-day callouts, unending paperwork - running a lettings business is tough.

The additional impact of the Covid-19 pandemic – and associated issues of arrears, job losses and emergency court restrictions - have left some landlords at breaking point.

According the most recent NRLA data 40% of landlords said the pandemic had had a ‘negative or very negative’ impact on their mental health, so you are not alone – and there are people out there who can help.

Where can you go for help?

If you are struggling there are a number of organisations with teams of trained professionals who can help and support you, including Mind (0300 1233393) and the Samaritans (call 116123).

If you are struggling as a result of financial pressures there are also free debt advice charities that can help.

If you are concerned about your property being repossessed our advice would always be to first speak to your mortgage lender to discuss options.

You can also get free advice from Government-backed agencies including debt charity StepChange (call 0800 138 1111) and the Money Advice Service https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en (call 0800 138 7777).

These are immensely difficult times for a lot of landlords and tenants, and it is important to recognise when you’re feeling anxious, helpless or low and reach out to get the support you need.

Financial concerns

If you are struggling as a result of financial pressures there are also free debt advice charities that can help.

If you are concerned about your property being repossessed our advice would always be to first speak to your mortgage lender to discuss options.

You can also get free advice from Government-backed agencies including debt charity StepChange (call 0800 138 1111) and the Money Advice Service https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en (call 0800 138 7777)

These are immensely difficult times for a lot of landlords and tenants, and it is important to recognise when you’re feeling anxious, helpless or low and reach out to get the support you need. 

More information

If you are struggling, there are a number of charities and organisations you can turn to for help and support.

 

Samaritans

Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)

Email: jo@samaritans.org Website: https://www.samaritans.org

 

Mind Infoline

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463

Email: info@mind.org.uk Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines

 

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday)

Email: advice@rethink.org Website: http://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice

 

Saneline

Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm) Website: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline