People with a serious mental illness die 15-20 years earlier than on average.
They are three times as likely to lose all their teeth.
More than 16 million people in England are diagnosed with a long-term physical health condition, and more than five million of them will experience a mental health problem.
These are just some of the shocking figures that underline just how much further we have to go on the issue of mental health and the reason I was delighted to join with members, patient groups and the other health professions to mark the launch of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s new campaign on mental health in Parliament last week. Read more It’s time to make the most of pharmacy in mental health