Worrying about the cost of living

The cost of living is having a big effect on lots of people’s lives. If you’re worried or it’s making things harder at home, it’s important to get help.

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.

Getting help

If the cost of living is affecting your life, there are things you can do:

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:

If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, you can also sign to a counsellor using SignVideo and get support in the Deaf Zone.