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Welfare and mental health
Just as some people with physical health problems and disabilities require support from the state, so do some people with mental health problems. Living with a mental health problem is frequently linked to an increased need for welfare support. 1 People with mental health problems have among the lowest employment rates of all disadvantaged groups, as well as being at higher risk of falling out of work. 2 However mental health problems do not need to stop you from working: with the right support, guidance and the right job, people with mental health challenges play a vital role in the...
Women and mental health
In England, around one in five women has a common mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or self-harm.