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Mental Health Facts

Being sad, stressed, depressed or having other difficult feelings is a normal part of life, and having these feelings does not mean someone has a mental health problem.  All sorts of things happen in life and these feelings are often a natural reaction. 

However, if someone feels constantly unable to cope, having feelings which can't be understood and can't be shifted, then this could be a sign of a mental health problem.

Did You Know?

1) 1 in 4 of the overall population is estimated to suffer from a mental health condition at sometime during their lives.

2) The London Borough of Bromley has approximately 15% of its population experiencing Depression and Anxiety.

3) Bromley Borough is recorded as having the highest number of over 80's in London, many of whom will be socially isolated as friends pass away or as they find they are more confined to their own homes through lack of mobility etc.

4)  Social isolation and loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

5)  Being cut off from the outside world makes individuals more prone to depression and other conditions.

Resource Links

Every year, one in four will experience a mental health problem. But thousands of people are still struggling.  Mind believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We'll listen, give you support, advice, & fight your corner. 

Talk together Bromley are a free NHS evidence-based talking therapy service for people aged 18 years and over, who are anxious, stressed, have low mood, or suffer from depression.

Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities.

They tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people.

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