Helen Undy

Helen Undy

The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute


Helen is Director of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, the research charity set up by Martin Lewis to better understand and tackle the link between financial difficulty and mental health problems.

Since its inception in 2016 the charity has become a leading voice on issues from debt to impulsive spending, mental health services, consumer protection and the potential for big data and open banking for vulnerable customers. Before becoming Director, Helen led the charity’s communications and influencing work, leading to changes in the financial services industry, in policy and in the health system.

Helen previously led Mind’s policy and campaigns work on public mental health and social care as well as working for a number of different voluntary sector organisations and in Parliament.

Don’t miss Helen’s session on the below topic:
A quarter of UK workers are experiencing financial insecurity. Two thirds who are struggling financially report at least one sign of poor mental health that could affect their ability to work. Employers have the power to dramatically improve the emotional and financial wellbeing of their workforce; this session explores how.