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Oxford City Council

I'm the City Councillor for Barton and Sandhills Ward (since 2010) and Executive Member for Leisure and Community Grants. I attended a Comprehensive School in the Midlands and then graduated in Law from Wadham College, Oxford. I work as a professional caseworker and have previously worked for Age Concern; I have also received treatment for mental illness. All these experiences have made me determined to ensure that the voices of people living with mental illness and their carers are heard.

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"Depression is a growing problem and I'd like to focus on helping to get early intervention treatment to stop it before it becomes an ongoing health issue" Stevenage 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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