Lead the way by promoting better mental health in your community
Cllr Roger Wilson
Gloucestershire County Council
Cabinet member for Vulnerable Adults and Commissioning
Good mental health is fundamental to good health and wellbeing. I am committed to do all I can to make Gloucestershire a county whose population has the highest standards of mental health awareness and care.
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"Important that all elected representatives support the mental health challenge."
Cllr Fraser Macpherson
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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