Mental Health Foundation

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We at Whopii have strong feelings towards mental health. Mental health is rapidly becoming a huge concern not just in the UK but worldwide. We have decided to donate a minimum of £1 from every order made to the mental health foundation.

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Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year [1].

In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week [2].

Are mental health problems increasing?

The overall number of people with mental health problems has not changed significantly in recent years, but worries about things like money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope. 

It appears that how people cope with mental health problems is getting worse as the number of people who self-harm or have suicidal thoughts is increasing 

How common are specific problems?

Every seven years a survey is done in England to measure the number of people who have different types of mental health problems [2]. It was last published in 2016 and reported these figures:

Generalised anxiety disorder 5.9 in 100 people
Depression 3.3 in 100 people
Phobias   2.4 in 100 people
OCD  1.3 in 100 people
Panic disorder 0.6 in 100 people
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 4.4 in 100 people
Mixed anxiety and depression 7.8 in 100 people


Estimates for bipolar disorder, psychotic disorder and personality disorders are usually measured over a person's lifetime, rather than each year. Estimates for the number of people with these diagnoses can vary quite a lot but the most recent reported findings are [2]:

Psychotic disorder  0.7 in 100 people*
Bipolar disorder  2.0 in 100 people
Antisocial personality disorder  3.3 in 100 people
Borderline personality disorder  2.4 in 100 people

*Measured over the last year.

The survey also measures the number of people who have self-harmed, had suicidal thoughts or have made suicidal attempts over their lifetime:

Suicidal thoughts 20.6 in 100 people
Suicide attempts 6.7 in 100 people
Self-harm 7.3 in 100 people

Note: these statistics have been taken from studies that have surveyed people living in private housing in England [2]. The figures do not include the number of people experiencing mental health problems in hospitals, prisons, sheltered housing or people who are homeless. Therefore these figures may underestimate the prevalence of mental health problems.