Justin Harper: The mental strain of financial health

One in four can expect to be affected

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LV='s Justin Harper talks through the virtues of income protection as a financial safety net for those facing mental health problems

Mental health illnesses are undoubtedly some of the most widespread in the UK, with the Health Survey for England stating one in four of us can be expected to be affected by a mental health illness at some point in our lives. In fact, last year an NHS report stated that one-in-three fit notes were issued due to psychiatric problems, which was more than for more obvious musculoskeletal conditions. We know the causes of mental health illnesses are extensive, ranging from genetic, psychological, and environmental factors. Less discussed, however, is the relationship between mental health...

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