Posted by Aston Avery

Dr Zoe Williams on mental health

More than half (52%) of respondents in England were concerned about their mental health in the last year, with new research revealing of those who had experienced feelings of depression, excessive worry, social anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress or obsession and compulsions, almost a quarter (24%) did not seek professional help.

NHS England has today launched new public installations to showcase the powerful stories of people who have struggled with their mental health, with the aim of encouraging others to seek mental health support via the NHS Talking Therapies service.

The importance of speaking out is clear, with evidence showing when respondents did seek professional help for their mental health, over two thirds (67%) saw an improvement.

Aston spoke to TV’s Dr Zoe Williams.

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