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Statistics on suicide in the UK

Last year, deaths by suicide increased by 11.8% in the UK. There were over 6,500 suicides in 2018. 

Men are three times as likely to die by suicide than men in the UK.


The highest rate of suicide is among men aged 45-49.


Statistics on mental health in the UK

Roughly 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.

In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (anxiety or depression) in any given week.

Find out about support for you

Worried about someone?

If you are worried about someone's mental well being, it's important that you reach out for support.

Find out more about how you can help others

If you are concerned someone is in immediate danger of harming themselves or other, call 999.

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