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Mental health promotion and mental illness prevention: the economic case

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

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

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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.