Do you suffer with a mental illness? Theresa May reveals overhaul of support services

The prime minister has announced plans for extra training for teachers, more online self-checking for those with concerns and an extra £15m towards community care in a bid to tackle stigma around the illness.

One in six adults - 17 per cent - in England suffer from a common mental health disorder which could include anxiety and depression.

A survey of mental health and wellbeing, published today by NHS Digital last year also reveals one in three adults with the condition accessed mental health treatment in 2014 - a figure which has increased from one in four people - 24 per cent - since the last survey was carried out in 2007.

The report also showed women were more likely than men to have reported CMD - common mental disorders - symptoms.

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9th January 2017
Daily Express