Fundamental Facts about mental health 2016

A comprehensive summary of mental health research, providing a unique handbook of key facts and figures, covering all key areas of mental health.

This year's Fundamental Facts follows the recent publication of the 2014 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. This highlights that, every week, 1 in 6 adults experiences a common mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression and 1 in 5 adults has considered taking their own life at some point.

We intend for Fundamental Facts to help us answer the question: what can we do, both individually and collectively to improve mental health in our society?

Public information is at the heart of what we do. Our A-Z of mental health guide is consulted by hundreds of thousands of people every year and Fundamental Facts is one of our most-read publications. This is a resource for everyone interested in good mental health and preventing mental health problems from developing and recurring.