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Wednesday 23 August 2017
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Talking Mental Health Derbyshire

Last year alone we received around 12,000 referrals to our service, helping those aged 16 years and over throughout Derby and Derbyshire. 

So you are not alone. Far from it...

A study* looking into mental health needs in Derbyshire found:

  • More than 65,000 adults living in private households in Derbyshire are thought to live with some form of common mental disorder. 13.4% of the Derbyshire population.
  • Of these, approximately 48,000 are thought likely to gain benefit from either GP prescribing and/or psychological therapies for mental health problems.
  • Two thirds of these, or 30,000 adults, remain out of contact with either their GP, or with talking therapies.
  • The most common disorders encountered are:
    • Anxiety and depression (53%).
    • General anxiety disorder (28%).
    • Depressive disorder (16%).
    • Phobias (10%).
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD (6%).
    • Panic disorders (3%).

*Source: Planning4Care – mental health strategic needs assessment for Derbyshire (2009).

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