Mental health statistics…


Research this year has identified the most common mental health problems:

  • Mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain, with 7.8% of people meeting criteria for diagnosis
  • 4-10% of people in England will experience depression in their lifetime
  • Common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety are distributed according to a gradient of economic disadvantage across society. The poorer and more disadvantaged are disproportionately affected by common mental health problems and their adverse consequences
  • Mixed anxiety and depression has been estimated to cause one fifth of days lost from work in Britain
  • One adult in six had a common mental disorder

For more information follow the link to the Mental Health Foundation’s website at:

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