Mental health

We all have mental health. Over our life time many of us will experience a mental health issue – this might be as high as 1 in 4 people. If you need mental health support, we’ve put together some links you may find helpful.

On these pages you will find some basic facts about mental health and illness, including an in-depth look at the main disorders that the PsyLife Lab research: schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.

Mental Health in the UK

The following facts about mental illness in general in the UK are reproduced courtesy of the Mental Health Foundation:

  • 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year
  • Suicides rates show that British men are three times as likely to die by suicide than British women
  • Self-harm statistics for the UK show one of the highest rates in Europe: 400 per 100,000 population


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