Log In
Thursday 24th May 2018

Mental health costing Wales £7.2bn a year

17th March 2010

The All Wales Mental Health Network has claimed that mental health problems are costing Wales £7.2bn a year.

In a report, it says that promoting better mental health would save money and boost life expectancy by seven-and-a-half years. Figures from the network estimate that £1bn of the amount is the cost for the Welsh NHS with over £2.5bn in lost economic activity and nearly £3.5bn in the loss of quality of life for sufferers. The Welsh assembly was recently given powers to improve the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Mental health costing Wales £7.2bn a year
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 14416
Date Added: 17th Mar 2010


BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Health starts failing at 47 in some parts of England and Wales


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based applications for healthcare
© Mayden Foundation 2018