London Mental Health: The invisible costs of mental ill health – 22 January 2014

Posted on January 23, 2014. Filed under: Health Economics, Mental Health Psychi Psychol |

London Mental Health: The invisible costs of mental ill health – 22 January 2014

“Unfortunately, mental ill health remains one of the least understood of all health problems, and stigma stops people from addressing it. It is time London faced up to mental ill health and the effects it has on our community. To that end, the Mayor has developed the report, London Mental Health: The invisible costs of mental ill health.

The report seeks to shed light on the scope and scale of mental ill health in London, to highlight the wider impacts beyond those to health and social care. These wider impacts result in around £26 billion each year in total economic and social costs to London and impact every facet of our community.

Read the report to find out just how much mental illness is affecting London.”

Media release: Action on mental health could help save London up to £26 billion a year

“The scale of mental ill health in London is costing the capital around £26 billion a year, a new report commissioned by the Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed today.

In any given year, an estimated one in four Londoners will experience a diagnosable mental health condition. A third of these will experience two or more conditions at once. According to a Department of Health report, the impact of mental ill health is greater than cancer and cardiovascular disease. It represents around 22.8% of the total, compared to 15.9% and 16.2% respectively.”

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