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Excelsior MAT,
Colmers Farm Primary School,
Leybrook Road,
Rednal,
Birmingham
B45 9PB

Multi Academy Trust

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We understand that money worries can be a major life stressor. The Willis Towers Watson’s Global Benefits Attitudes survey reports that employees are increasingly concerned about their finances and that these pressures are affecting employees’ mental, physical and financial health. Feeling low or anxious is normal if you have financial concerns, we want to provide our employees with support to improve their health and wellbeing and to become more financially secure. 

Here are 3 quick tips on how to deal with money worries

 

 

  1. Stay connected and active

Keep socialising and keep active. Physical activity is proven to improve your mood. Here are some great tips on getting fit for free. get fit for free 

 

  1. Face your fears

Facing up to your situation and getting help will make you feel better and less anxious. Try to be proactive and look for where you can find help.

 

  1. Keep to your routine

Make sure you are still eating the right foods and getting the right amount of sleep. This will help you feel more in control and able to deal with what ever your situation.

 

Here are some great links to help you manage your money:

 

The Budget Planner

A budget planner with tips and tricks to help you manage and control your money

Click here The Budget Planner - the MoneySavingExpert

 

Financial Help

Where to get free financial help and information

Click here Financial Help - Money Advice Service

 

Help with money during coronavirus

Click here Struggling with money during Coronavirus

 

Making the most of your money and finding the best deals

Click here Cheap online shopping - finding the best deals

Click here Boost the value of your loyalty points

 


 You can also access additional resources here.... 

 

Rethink mental illness and the charity MIND have a number of resources related to financial concerns

Debt and Money Management

Debt Options - When you are in debt

Employment and Support Allowance

Money Matters - Dealing with some else's money

Universal Credit

Insurance cover and mental health

 

 

Excelsior Trust staff can access information about their pension here:

Pension information links

Teachers – Find out more information about your pension here: Teachers Pensions

Support staffFind out more about your pension here: West Midlands Pension Fund


 

Want to learn more? Check out these courses...

You and your money

Course Description

An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and households manage their debt, how much it costs and the different types of credit they can or cannot access. This free course, You and your money, explores these issues, with respect to the wider, changing, social and economic context.

Click here You and your money

Manage my money

Course Description

You'll start by learning how to compile a budget and use it to make good decisions about your spending. You’ll explore debts and investments, and find out how mortgages are used to finance home ownership. The critical issue of pension planning is explained, with guidance on different pension products. You'll finish by examining different types of insurance and getting practical advice on how to make rational decisions about which insurance products to buy.

Click here Manage my money

 


  

Meet our root advocates Wesleyan

 

As a staff member, we know you are busy looking after the future of others. It is no surprise there isn't always time to concentrate and focus on your finances. At Wesleyan, we have been helping our customers for 180 years and have Wesleyan Financial Services Consultants who are experts in your profession. We understand the teaching profession and have the knowledge and insight to be able to advise and help plan your financial future. 

Below you can access a range of resources that will support your financial health and wellbeing.

 

Supporting Financial health and wellbeing – Webinar for all staff

A short video to help you understand how you can make your money work harder for you. If you have any questions after watching this webinar, please contact Jonathan Darbinson - Jonathan.Darbinson@wesleyan.co.uk

Please follow this webinar link - Supporting Financial Health & Wellbeing for Education Professionals (wesleyan.co.uk)

Resources for Teacher Pension Scheme Members

If you have any questions or you would like to discuss your retirement planning and TPS benefits with a local Wesleyan Consultant, please contact jonathan.darbinson@wesleyan.co.uk to arrange a no obligation consultation.

Resources for Local Government Pension Scheme Members

If you have any questions or you would like to discuss your retirement planning and LGPS benefits with a local Wesleyan Consultant, please contact jonathan.darbinson@wesleyan.co.uk to arrange a no obligation consultation.

 

Mortgages

If you have any questions or you would like to discuss your retirement planning and LGPS benefits with a local Wesleyan Consultant, please contact jonathan.darbinson@wesleyan.co.uk to arrange a no obligation consultation.

 

 

Budget Planning

 

Try these apps

Slide by

Manage tomorrows money, today.

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You need a budget

Gain total control of your money

YNAB

Mint

Experience a fresh way to manage money

Mint

Pocket Guard

Take control of your personal finance and stop overspending

Pocket Guard