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Sabia is a born and raised Slough ‘girl’ coming from humble origins as a daughter of immigrants, raised on a council estate by her single mother. She believes in putting residents at the forefront of decision making and has led changes within the council to demonstrate that. Sabia has a clear vision for the town as ‘One Slough One Community’, a place of immense opportunity for the many and not the few.

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"We must come together, to help overcome this terrible illness" Gedling borough 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.
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