Mental health statistics: LGBT people
Due to a range of factors, LGBT people are more likely to experience a mental health problem than heterosexual people.
Mental health statistics: carers
Carers provide invaluable support and help to their family, friends and loved ones, whether this is for physical or mental health problems. The mental health needs of carers is often neglected, despite many carers having poor mental health. Looking after a family member with a mental health problem can have a significant impact on carers' own mental health. Mental health problems of carers include emotional stress, depressive symptoms and, in some cases, clinical depression. 1 71% of carers have poor physical or mental health. 2 Carers UK’s annual survey (2015) with over 5,000 carers across...
Mental health statistics: domestic violence
Millions of people in the UK have experienced domestic violence and this can have a long-lasting and significant effect on their mental health.
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, Millie Macdonald
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.