The following statistics about mental health raise awareness of just how common problems are:

  • Around a quarter of the population experience some kind of mental health problem in any one year.
  • Anxiety and depression are the most common problems, with around 1 in 10 people affected at any one time.
  • Between 1 and 3 in every 100 people experience a severe mental illliness, such as bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia.
  • Women are more likely to have been treated for a mental health prolem than men.
  • Depression afects 1in5 older people.
  • self-harm statistics for the UK show one of the highest rates in Europe: 400 per 100.000 people.
  •  9 out of 10 people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination.