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.

If you would like to order a hardcopy version of this publication for £12 (including delivery), please contact publications@mentalhealth.org.uk. Limited stock.

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.