Mental Health Statistics – why exercise is so, so important

Mental Health Statistics


Did you know

  • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England.
  • 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England.

Specific diagnoses

In any given week in England :

  • Mixed anxiety and depression: 8 in 100 people
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD): 6 in 100 people
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): 4 in 100 people
  • Depression: 3 in 100 people
  • Phobias: 2 in 100 people
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): 1 in 100 people
  • Panic disorder: fewer than 1 in 100 people.

A person’s diagnosis may change several times during their life. Some complex conditions are measured by how many people will be given this diagnosis over the course of their lifetime, or in any given year:

  • Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD): 3 in 100 people (in their lifetime)
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD): 2 in 100 people (in their lifetime)
  • Bipolar disorder: 2 in 100 people (in their lifetime)
  • Psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia): fewer than 1 in 100 people (in any given year)

If you would like to find out more about any of my classes drop me an email and I would be happy to explain a little more.