What is the cost of living?
The cost of living includes all the basic things you need to pay for. This could be food, a place to live or things like gas and heating. The prices of these things have been going up, which has made it harder for people to afford things.
Even when you don’t pay for things at home, it’s natural to be worried about what you’re hearing in the news or what’s happening at home. If the cost of living is having an effect on you, it’s important to get support.
Talk to us
Lots of people are struggling to cope with money, but sometimes it can feel hard to talk about it. Whatever’s happening, you can share it with us.
The Childline counsellors are here to support you confidentially and without judgement, so you can say anything to them.
Want to talk? There are lots of ways to get in touch. Why not try:
- Send a message using a Childline account
- Starting a 1-2-1 chat
- Calling for free on 0800 1111
- Joining our community on the message boards