A UK-wide stress survey has found that almost three quarters of adults (74%) have at some point over the past year felt so stressed they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.

74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.

  • 81% of women said this compared to 67 percent of men.
  • 83% of 18-24 year-olds said this compared to 65 percent of people aged 55 and over.

32% of adults said they had experienced suicidal feelings as a result of stress

  • 35% of women said this compared to 29 percent of men.
  • 39% of 18-24 year-olds said this compared to 25 percent of adults aged 55 and over.

16% of adults said they had self-harmed as a result of stress.

  • 18% of women said this compared to 13 percent of men.
  • 29% of 18-24 year-olds said this compared to 6 percent of adults aged 55 and over.

  • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England 
  • 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England .

Information taken from Mind.org Website 

In recent times mental health has become open in society and that can only be a healthy thing. 

I am a keen advocate of recognising the importance of the mind and the mind-body connection. 

I am a trained person centered counsellor and have worked for the Samaritans.