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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Trained as a counsellor, I was elected a councillor for RBKC in 2011. I am lead member for ASC, and Vice Chair for FCS. I also sit on the Adoption panel and the Health and Wellbeing Board.
Married with 2 children, I have worked in advertising and run a photography gallery. I currently work in property.
My hobbies are tennis, cooking and wildlife conservation. I am a trustee of the Whitely Fund for Nature and the RBKC elected Governor for the Chelsea and Westminster hospital.

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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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