Policy paper

Mental health promotion and mental illness prevention: the economic case

Mental health promotion and mental illness prevention: the economic case.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Mental ill health is the largest single cause of disability in the UK, contributing almost 23% of the overall burden of disease compared to about 16% each for cancer and cardiovascular disease. The economic and social costs of mental health problems in England are estimated at around £105 billion each year.

Published 14 April 2011