Key Data

Mental health

The extent of the problem
14.7% of the UK workforce will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Women in full-time employment are twice as likely to have a mental health problem than men.
Evidence suggests that 12.7% of all sick days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions. In 2018 there were 6,507 deaths by suicide in the UK, with men accounting for three quarters of that figure.
The most common mental health problem in the UK is mixed anxiety and depression and is estimated to be the cause of one fifth of days lost from work in Britain.
Protection and solutions
In England, Scotland and Wales...