Mental Health Resource believe in improved mental wellbeing for everyone. Statistics on mental health show our work is sadly needed now more than ever.

In the UK...
  • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.
  • 300,000 people are leaving their jobs each year as a result of mental illness, costing employers up to £42 billion annually.
  • Suicide is now the biggest killer of men under 50
  • 17% of people will experience suicidal thoughts throughout their lifetime.
  • Two thirds of people with mental health problems believe that long hours, unrealistic workloads or bad management either caused or exacerbated their condition.
  • 90% of people with mental health problems experience some form of stigma, whether from friends and family, at work, in education or during treatment.
  • Mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain, with 7.8% of people meeting criteria for diagnosis.

  • One adult in six had a common mental disorder.

  • 20% of adolescents may experience a mental health problem in any given year.

In Kent...
  • The borough of Tunbridge Wells has higher rates of neurotic mental health problems in West Kent, with a projected rise of 4.9% by 2020 of common mental illness and 26% increase in severe mental illness by 2020.
  • Suicide rates in Kent are significantly higher than the national average
  • West Kent has the highest suicide rate for women in Kent with 6 in 100,000 people choosing to end their lives.
  • 50% of lifetime mental illness begins by the age of 14 and 75% by age 24.

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