October 11, 2011

People in Guernsey are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than individuals in Jersey and the UK, according to a recent Guernsey Emotional Wellbeing Survey.
Results showed that 21% of respondents experienced anxiety and/or depression to clinical levels. In Jersey, the figure is 15% and in the UK, 18%.
The report said that adopting an early intervention approach was important in helping prevent the development of mental illness.
Right on cue, Guernsey Mind took to the streets on Monday 10th October in support of World Mental Health Day. Their Infobus was at Waitrose Admiral Park in the morning and the Kindred Family Centre in the afternoon.

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