This week Dr. Radha Modgil will discuss the extremely important topic of financial wellbeing.
Often a taboo subject, discussing our finances can be awkward. But not talking about money can have a devastating impact on our mental health. This week, Dr Radha will talk to three guests about the connection between financial wellbeing and our mental and physical health.
Our first guest, Iona Bain is the UK’s go-to voice on millennial money issues. Since founding the pioneering Young Money Blog in 2011, she’s become one of the most respected financial writers of her generation, with a rare combination of accessibility and authority. She’s Radio 1’s Money Hacker in residence for the Life Hacks programme and writes a weekly column for the i paper. Iona’s book ‘Own It!’ is all about how young people can invest their way to a better future. She is also the youngest-ever governor of the Pensions Policy Institute.
Our second guest is Paul Rhodes. Paul is a partnership coordination manager at the Money and Pensions Service. He supports businesses, charities and local authorities to implement programmes and activities that enhance the financial wellbeing of their employees and customers. He also helps deliver the organisation’s UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing.
Thirdly, Hanan Paganini will join Radha. Hanan is one of the financial support link workers for ‘Back on Track’, a social prescribing pilot running in Lambeth and Southwark to improve the health and financial wellbeing for people who have, or are at risk of developing, both long-term health conditions and financial problems. Hanan is responsible for assessing people’s financial and health needs, and supporting them with benefits and debt advice.