Facts and Figures

  • 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.
  • Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental health problem in Britain.
  • Women are more likely to have been treated for a mental health problem than men.
  • About 10% of children have a mental health problem at any one time.
  • Suicide rates show that British men are 3 times more likely to die by suicide than British women.
  • Self-harm statistics for the UK show one of the highest rates in Europe.
  • More than half of people who have one episode of depression will have another.
  • Reductions in NHS spending on mental health services at a national level for 3 consecutive years.
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