Money Check Up
We welcome colleagues from primary and community health and mental health and wellbeing services to our Money Check Up resources page.
Through the Money Check Up program we are encouraging our colleagues who regularly engage with people experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges to run a brief check on their financial wellbeing as well. Research shows that financial counselling can alleviate the money troubles that may be contributing to mental distress. More about the program…
If you would like to book an online briefing session for your team on Money Check Up, please click the ‘Book now’ button.
Free programs to help you learn more about managing the household finances – this guide helps you choose a program that best suits your needs and preferred learning style
If you have any questions about the program or the above resources, please feel free to contact us.
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Financial counsellors are qualified professionals providing free, confidential and independent support and advocacy to individuals experiencing financial hardship. Their work is person-centred and strengths-based; they listen to the participant’s story and help with options that respond to their needs and preferences. By identifying options, the financial counsellor empowers the participant to make better choices and improve their situation.
Financial counsellors mostly operate from non-profit agencies and work under credit licence and financial services licence exemptions which permit them to access financial information and negotiate with creditors on the participant’s behalf (with their consent). Practical assistance of this kind is of great value in resolving confusion and relieving participants’ stress.
Financial Counselling Victoria (FCVic) is the peak body for all financial counsellors operating in Victoria
FCVic acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.