Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health awareness week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 is taking place from 8 – 14 May and aims to highlight why good mental health is only being experienced by a minority of the UK’s population.

In a March 2017 study on Mental Health entitled Surviving or Thriving, the Mental Health Foundation found only 13% of respondents reported living with high levels of good mental health. Their study aimed to shed light on the lack of good mental health in society and reduce the stigma of the widespread problem that affects nearly two-thirds of people in the UK over their lifetime.

Other key statistics included:

  • More than 4/10 say they have experienced depression
  • 10% of children and young people have a mental health problem
  • People aged 55 and over experience better mental health than average
  • More than 1 in 4 reported having experienced panic attacks

You can read the Mental Health Foundations report here

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