Mental health statistics: homelessness
Homeless people are significantly more likely to experience common and serious mental health problems, while mental health problems are a cause of homelessness for many.
Mental health statistics: substance misuse
Discover the key statistics around substance misuse and mental health. 16.6% of adults in England report drinking to hazardous levels, while 1.2% report levels which indicate probable dependence on alcohol. 1 3.1% of adults in England show signs of drug dependence and men (4.3%) are more likely to be dependent on illegal drugs than women (1.9%). 2 Half of people with drug dependence were receiving mental health treatment in 2014 and adults with drug dependence are twice as likely as the general population to be using psychological therapy. 3 Browse all the mental health statistics Download a...
Health inequalities manifesto 201813 March 2018
To achieve a world with good mental health for all, we must tackle huge inequalities. Here are our key priorities for doing this.
What can local governments do to improve mental health?13 March 2018,
With local elections approaching, Millie Macdonald looks at the key priorities for local governments to improve mental health.
Mental health statistics: social determinants
It is increasingly recognised that the circumstances in which someone is born or lives can significantly impact mental health.
Mental health statistics: poverty
A growing body of evidence, mainly from high-income countries, has shown that there is a strong socioeconomic gradient in mental health, with people of lower socioeconomic status having a higher likelihood of developing and experiencing mental health problems. 1 Children and adults living in households in the lowest 20% income bracket in Great Britain are two to three times more likely to develop mental health problems than those in the highest. 2 In 2004, evidence from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Survey found that the prevalence of severe mental health problems was around three...
Mental health statistics: relationships and community
How can relationships and social support mental health? Discover the statistics around this with our numbers guide.
Ten top tips for good sleep16 March 2018, Dr Amy Pollard
Good sleep is critical to thriving with good mental health. Read our top 10 tips for getting a good night's shut-eye.
Young Mums Together report15 March 2018
The report of our peer support programme to improve the lives of young mothers and their families.
Policy recommendations to help the UK rest easy16 March 2018,
What policy changes can help us sleep better? Millie Macdonald investigates.