Mental Health Statistics

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The facts and figures around Mental Health in the UK are alarming.

  • 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year
  • Suicides rates show that British men are three times as likely to die by suicide than British women
  • Self-harm statistics for the UK show one of the highest rates in Europe: 400 per 100,000 population
Mental Health Statistics: Anxiety
Mental Health Statistics: Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health problems in the UK and elsewhere, yet it is still under-reported, under-diagnosed and under-treated.

Mental Health Statistics: UK & Worldwide
Mental Health Statistics: UK & Worldwide

Mental health problems are found in people of all ages, regions, countries and societies.

Mental Health Statistics: The Most Common Mental Health Problems
Mental Health Statistics: The Most Common Mental Health Problems

What are the most common mental health problems in Britian? Just how many people are affected by anxiety and depression?

Mental Health Statistics: Men & Women
Mental Health Statistics: Men & Women

Women are more likely to have been treated for a mental health problem than men: get the statistics on gender and mental health

Mental Health Statistics: Children & Young People
Mental Health Statistics: Children & Young People

20% of children have a mental health problem in any given year, and about 10% at any one time.

Mental Health Statistics: Older People
Mental Health Statistics: Older People

Depression affects 1 in 5 older people living in the community and 2 in 5 living in care homes.

Mental Health Statistics: Suicide
Mental Health Statistics: Suicide

Suicide remains the most common cause of death in men under the age of 35. Learn more on the statistics around suicide.

Mental Health Statistics: Self-Harm
Mental Health Statistics: Self-Harm

The UK has one of the highest rates of self harm in Europe. Get the facts and figures on self-harm and how it affects people.

Mental Health Statistics: Prisons
Mental Health Statistics: Prisons

Are offenders more likely to suffer from mental health problems? Get the facts.

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