HSE Talking Health and Wellbeing Podcast, Episode 27 – Financial Wellbeing

Listen to week’s podcast as we hear from North Dublin Regional Manager of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS), Gwen Harris. In this podcast, hosted by Fergal Fox, we learn that financial wellbeing is about having control and confidence in managing a budget. Gwen provides practical tips for budgeting, including how to reduce food waste and how to save money in areas like utility bills.
She also sheds light on the emotional toll and societal aspects of financial stress, emphasising that it’s often external factors like job loss or illness, not personal overspending, that lead to financial strain. Gwen highlights the reluctance people may have when seeking financial assistance, and stresses the importance of creating a judgment-free environment where people from all walks of life, regardless of their background or employment status, can seek support and advice. Gwen encourages listeners to seek support from organisations like MABS and suggests visiting their website www.mabs.ie or calling their helpline on 0818 072 000, which open from 9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday. She also highlights that MABS provides financial health tools, tips and regular blog posts on various topics related to personal finance.

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