Experiencing poor mental health can cause distress and major disruption to an individual, their family, and friends. Estimates suggest that the cost of mental ill-health to the UK economy is £70–100 billion per year (Mental Health Foundation, 2016). However, there are opportunities to improve the provision of care and outcomes for people experiencing mental health difficulties by investing in prevention and proven interventions.
The Wessex AHSN Mental Health Programme:
If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, NHS Choices provides details of helplines that can offer expert advice. Visit: NHS Choices - Mental Health Helplines