Mental Health and Well Being
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem this year. In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (i.e. anxiety or depression) in any given week.
Common mental health problems include; anxiety, depression, mixed anxiety & depression, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and panic disorder. An inclusive definition of mental health problem would include those with drug or alcohol dependency, hoarding behaviours, as well as psychosis and personality disorder.
There has been an increase over recent years in the number of people self harming, having suicidal thoughts or attempting suicide.
A person’s ability to cope with the symptoms they experience can be affected by additional stressors such as money and work.
Three Rivers District Council is support the “Empower Half Hour” campaign.