The Credit Services Association (CSA, has welcomed efforts to remove the cost to the individual for the completion of the Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form (D&MHEF).

At a meeting held recently at Number Ten Downing Street, CSA President John Ricketts and Chief Executive Peter Wallwork joined the Minister for Mental Health, Jackie Doyle-Price, and senior executives from the British Medical Association (BMA), the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Money Advice Trust (MAT), the Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG), UK Finance, the Department of Health, and the Mental Health Policy Unit (MHPU) to discuss the evidence form initiative driven by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (M&MHPI).

John Ricketts said “There was general agreement that if and when the form is considered necessary, any cost should not be borne by the customer, though there were, of course, different opinions as to how this is best achieved.”

“It was a positive start to the dialogue, and although there are opposing views, we totally support the Government’s ambition, and the ambition of the Minister, to continue to support the most vulnerable in society to ultimately becoming debt free.”