Mental health statistics: UK and worldwide
Mental health problems are a growing public health concern. They are prevalent not just in the UK, but around the world.
Mental health statistics: the most common mental health problems
Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental health disorder in Britain.
Mental health statistics: suicide
Suicide remains the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 in the UK.
Mental health statistics: schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a serious disorder of the mind and brain but it is also highly treatable - yet the facts around it make for alarming reading.
Mental health statistics: older people
The UK population is ageing rapidly, with the number of people aged 65 and over growing by nearly half in the past 30 years. People living longer is a cause for celebration, but older people are more vulnerable to mental health problems.
Mental health statistics: mental health at work
Find out how many people experience mental ill health at work and how businesses can benefit from prevention initiatives.
Mental health statistics: men and women
Mental health problems affect both men and women, but not in equal measure.
Mental health statistics: family and parenting
While starting a family is an exciting time for many, it can also be stressful and mental ill health among mothers and fathers is not uncommon.
Mental health statistics: depression
Depression is a common mental disorder that causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth.
Mental health statistics: children and young people
We take a life-course approach to mental health because good mental health begins in infancy.
Mental health statistics: black, Asian and minority ethnic groups
Though the area of mental health in black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups is under-researched, BAME groups are generally considered to be at higher risk of developing mental ill health. 1 Below is a summary of the research to date, but please apply caution when interpreting these results. The 2014 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) found the prevalence of common mental health problems to vary significantly by ethnic group for women, but not for men. Non-British white women were the least likely to have a common mental health problem (15.6%), followed by white British women (20...
Mental health statistics: bipolar
Formerly known as manic depression, bipolar is a mood disorder. Around 4 million people in the UK live with bipolar.