Mental Health in Movember
Mental health problems are very common in the UK affecting around a quarter of the population in any one year.
Depression and anxiety are serious illnesses affecting many people across the UK. Men in particular, face a unique set of challenges when it comes to managing their mental wellbeing, with the associated stigma (of shame and embarrassment) often preventing them from seeking help and taking action.
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year
Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain
Men are less likely to have been treated for a mental health problem than women (17% compared to 29%). This could be because, when asked, women are more likely to report symptoms of common mental health problems
Suicides rates show that British men are three times as likely to die by suicide than British women
Self-harm statistics for the UK show one of the highest rates in Europe: 400 per 100,000 population.
written by Mens health
Mental health Foundation
We are working for an end to mental ill health and the inequalities that face people experiencing mental distress, living with learning disabilities or reduced mental capacity. We develop and run research and delivery programmes across the UK that have, for more than six decades, given us the evidence and expertise to know what works and how to intervene earlier.
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