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New figures published on the cost of mental ill health

A new policy paper published by the Centre for Mental Health highlights that the cost of mental ill health in England is now £105.2 billion a year.

This figure includes the costs of health and social care for people with mental health problems, lost output in the economy, for example from sickness absence and unemployment, and the human costs of reduced quality of life.

The paper which can be downloaded here, demonstrates the benefits of reducing the prevalence and severity of mental illness.

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