The Stats

“Mental health problems are widespread, at times disabling, yet often hidden. People who would go to their GP with chest pains will suffer depression or anxiety in silence. One in four adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any given year. People in all walks of life can be affected and at any point in their lives, including new mothers, children, teenagers, adults and older people. Mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK. The cost to the economy is estimated at £105 billion a year – roughly the cost of the entire NHS.”

– The Mental Health Task Force Strategy

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“£34 Billion each year, is spent on Mental Health”  –  The Mental Health Taskforce


“9 out of 10 adults with Mental Health Problems are supported in Primary Care”     The Mental Health Taskforce


“Around 50% of women with perinatal mental health problems are not identified or treated.”     Mental Health Foundation


In 2012, more than three quarters of deaths by suicide were by men.”  –   Mental Health Foundation


“40% of older people living in care homes are affected by Depression”     The Mental Health Taskforce


10% of new fathers around the world suffer from postnatal depression”     Mental Health Foundation


In England, Women are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders as men”     Mental Health Foundation


“1 in 10 children aged 5 – 16 years have a diagnosable mental health problem”     The Mental Health Taskforce


“In the UK, 70 million days are lost from work each year due to mental ill health (i.e. anxiety, depression and stress related conditions), making it the leading cause of sickness absence”     Mental Health Foundation



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  Note: Information sourced from Time to ChangeThe Mental Health Foundation and the Mental Health Taskforce