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Mayor of London - Action on mental health could help save London up to 26 billion a year

22nd January 2014

Mayor of London - Action on mental health could help save London up to £26 billion a year

Wed, 22 January 2014

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The scale of mental ill health in London is costing the capital around £26 billion a year, a new report commissioned by the Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed today.

In any given year, an estimated one in four Londoners will experience a diagnosable mental health condition. A third of these will experience two or more conditions at once. According to a Department of Health report, the impact of mental ill health is greater than cancer and cardiovascular disease. It represents around 22.8% of the total, compared to 15.9% and 16.2% respectively .

The report is available to download from – www.london.gov.uk/mentalhealth.

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