1 in 10 children aged 5 – 16 has a diagnosable mental health problem
Mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK
1 in 4 adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any given year
People with severe and prolonged mental illness have a reduced life expectancy of 15 -20 years than other people due to physical impacts.
Suicide rates in the UK are rising with latest ONS data reporting a 19-year high
30% of suicides were amongst people who had been in contact with mental health services within 12 months before their death
The annual cost to the economy of mental health problems is estimated at £105bn - the same that is costs to fund the entire NHS!
Mental Health funding is planned to be £14bn in the next financial year