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We take your privacy very seriously, and recognise the immense courage it often takes to share experiences  of mental illness and of financial difficulty.


Money and Mental Health

Money and Mental Health is a registered charity, no 1166493. Our purpose is to advance understanding of mental health, financial capability and the relationship between the two; to achieve this objective including through research, discussion, innovation and the design and testing of new approaches, and by disseminating the useful results of these endeavours.

The Experts by Experience research panel is core to our work.


Research Aims

The aim of the research panel is to improve understanding of  the links between money and mental health and to identify policy, product or regulatory solutions to best help those at risk of mental health problems. Analyses of the data provided will allow us to provide clear evidence to government, regulators, financial services providers, health care professionals, developers and advice services, demonstrating the need and potential impact of such solutions. This analysis may take the form of publications, reports, web pages and presentations. Your words may be quoted as part of these presentations of our analysis but if this occurs any information provided that could potentially be used to identify you will be removed.


What will participating in the research panel involve?

Though the surveys will often vary both in subject and in length, all will centre around your experiences of money and mental health and will generally take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

From time to time you may also be asked if you would like to participate in trials of new products or services (e.g. financial management or mental health apps) to evaluate their effectiveness.


Participation is voluntary

Participating in the research panel is completely voluntary. Participants can choose to stop taking part in a survey or the research panel as a whole at any time, without giving a reason. Participants who choose to leave the panel will not be further contacted for research purposes.


Confidentiality and anonymity

Data collected throughout the research panel will be confidential and anonymous. It will not be possible to link answers to specific people. The data will be stored in a secure archive accessible only by staff of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute. The data may only be shared with other professional researchers for secondary analysis on the condition that they agree to preserve the confidentiality of the information provided. Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to receive a copy of the information we hold about you.  A request for this information is called a subject access request. If you would like to make a subject access request, please email us at


What are the risks of participating?

The surveys in the research panel will be asking you about your experiences around mental health and financial issues. It is possible therefore that discussing these issues may be, at times, upsetting. If you decide to take part in any survey and begin to find you are getting upset, please take a break, stop participating or get support (a list of support services is available here).


Questions or concerns about the research panel

If you have any questions or concerns, or you would like more information about the research panel, please contact our research officer Nic Murray:


Consent Statement

Please check that you agree with the following statements:

  • I am at least 18 years old.
  • I have read and understand the Information Briefing which described the research panel

I understand that:

  • Participation is voluntary and that I can choose to withdraw from this study at any time.
  • All data I provide will be anonymous and confidential.
  • The data emerging from the research panel may be presented in publications, reports, web pages and other channels
  • My anonymous data will be stored in a secure archive accessible only by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute and may be shared with other competent and compliant researchers to facilitate secondary analyses.
  • I can contact the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute if I have any questions or concerns (details above)