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Royal Borough of Greenwich

I’m a Councillor representing Plumstead in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. I work for my local Hospice and I’m a Council appointee to Greenwich Mind. My experiences have taught me to value good mental health, and to be grateful for what I have. Now is the time to push back against stigma and deliver equal access to treatment.

Now is the time to push back against stigma and deliver equal access to treatment.
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"Important that all elected representatives support the mental health challenge." Dundee City Council

Mental Health Facts

Mental ill health affects us all

  • One in five of us has a mental health condition at any one time.
  • Around half of people with lifetime mental health problems experience the first symptoms before the age of 14.
  • Only a quarter of people with a mental health condition receive any treatment for it.
  • Nine out of ten people in prison have at least one mental health problem. Almost a quarter of prisoners have a mental illness that requires specialist treatment.
  • Mental ill health has an economic and social cost of £105bn a year.
  • Mental illness accounts for 28% of the total burden of disease but only 13% of NHS spending.
  • Untreated mental ill health adds around £10 billion a year to the cost of physical health care for people with long-term conditions.
  • People with severe and enduring mental health conditions die on average 20 years earlier than those without.
So take a proactive approach and promote mental health across your area
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