Mental health is one of the UK's biggest health challenges. COVID-19 has made an impact on so many people, from job security to loneliness in isolation.
Lots of people have had their pay cut or have lost their income entirely.
It's a difficult time for everyone, so we want to make sure we can help you with your bills, accounts, or services, and point you in the right direction for more support.
Mind, the mental health charity, reports that "one in four people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England".
That means you, or someone you know. We're talking about a subject that affects so many people.
Mental health illnesses can affect how we approach our day to day lives, including paying our bills and managing money.
With so many people struggling with mental health and money during COVID-19, it's clear that we have a duty to talk about mental health more.
We've put this page together to support our customers who are struggling with their mental health, to let them know they aren't alone. We will help as much as we can, even if that's pointing you to trusted support groups such as Mind, the NHS, and others.
We know talking about money is hard. Our teams are helpful and we will never judge you.
There are a few ways you can talk to us, so you can choose which is best for you. Some want to hear a friendly voice, so call us on 0345 782 0111. Others would rather send us a Facebook message or email us at email@example.com
However you want to talk, we're here to listen.
First, we want to let you know there is help available.
We can work with you to find the best payment plan for you. Our financial support schemes can lower your bills and we're also offering payment breaks to those impacted by COVID-19.
Our goal is to help as much as we can, but as a water company, there's only so much we can do!
Instead, here are some resources you should check out if you (or someone you know) are struggling: