What nature does for us: Health & Wellbeing

Mental health problems are common with 1 in 6 adults reporting mental health disorders. In England alone, there are over 550,000 people with more severe mental health disorders. Along with substance misuse, mental health issues account for 21.3% of all diseases in England, with a social and economic cost of £105 billion per year .

Around 30% of people who have physical health issues (especially long term conditions) are likely to suffer from poor mental health, with anxiety and depression being common. This can exacerbate to cause debilitating problems such as chronic pain.

(Public Health England)

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