UK: Two-Thirds of Britons Have Had Mental Health Problems – Survey

May 12, 2017

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The Guardian

Nearly two-thirds of adults in the UK have experienced mental health problems, according to the results of a recent survey. Commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation, the survey found that young and middle-aged respondents were more likely to report mental health problems than older adults. The foundation has developed a five-point plan for achieving mental health parity, which includes mental health screening, increased funding for mental health research, and the establishment of a royal commission to investigate prevention strategies. Foundation Chief Executive Jenny Edwards said, “The barometer of any nation is the health and happiness of its people. We have made great strides in the health of our bodies, we now need to achieve the same for the health of our minds.”

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