The cost of mental ill health rises to a staggering £105 billion per year

The cost of mental ill health rises to a staggering £105 billion per year

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The annual cost of mental ill health in England has soared from £28bn to £105.2bn, according to new research by the Centre for Mental Health.

The economy loses more than £30bn a year from sickness absence and unemployment caused by mental ill health while treating mental health problems costs the NHS and social care over £21bn a year.

However research has shown that most the financial burden falls on patients and families with the total cost reaching £53.6 billion.

Centre for Mental Health joint chief executive Bob Grove said: “Mental ill health carries a heavy cost, especially for those who experience mental health problems and their families.”
“Mental ill health is a fact of life. Every day, one in six of us experiences mental ill health, while one in 100 has a severe mental illness.”

Especially at this time of financial difficulty there is an even greater need for mental health care, particularly in terms of prevention.

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Nick Cooper
Nick is NCC's resident blog author and covers a range of subjects, including teaching and health & social care. NCC is an international learning provider with over 20 years’ experience offering learning solutions. To date, NCC has engaged with over 20,000 employers, and delivered quality training to over half a million learners.
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