Here are 10 alarming facts about mental health that have spurred us into action:
Mental Health is a bigger problem than both cancer and cardiovascular disease. Despite this, treatment for mental health problems is still woefully inadequate.
20% of all young people will suffer with depression before they are 18 years old.
One in ten children aged 5-16 are diagnosed with a mental health condition every year. That's 3 children in every classroom across the UK!
The estimated wider economic costs of mental health problems in the UK are over £105 billion each year
1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health problem in their lifetime
Mental health is the single largest cause of disability in the UK
75% of young people who are experiencing mental health problems aren't recieving treatment
At any one time, 1/6th of the population will be experiencing a mental health problem
The rate of deaths by suicide among under 25s increased by 23.7% in 2018.
75% of all mental health issues originate before the age of 25
Bee-lieve Foundation Trustees:
Mr Steve Tindall (Founder),
Dr Mike Meredith (Chair),
Dr Alison D'Amario,
Mr Chris Fields (Treasurer)
Miss Niamh Hunter (Secretary)