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Poor mental health costs the UK a staggering £118 billion per year but much of this is preventable.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/mental-health-problems-cost-uk-economy-least-118-billion-year

This is the stunning headline from a new report from the Mental Health Foundation with the London School of Economics and Political Science, The economic case for investing in the prevention of mental health conditions in the UK’, which provides evidence from the UK and around the world that proves prevention interventions work.

Many mental health problems are preventable, so it is counter-productive to wait until problems arise before providing support. The report describes cost-effective programmes that can prevent poor mental health.

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The full report is available to download from the Mental Health Foundation website

or a summary.

 

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