Living a long life: What is happening in your area?
Find out how serious mental health conditions affect mortality in your area.
How death rates compare for people with serious mental health conditions
In England, people living with a serious mental health condition are more than twice as likely to die before the age of 75.
Here we show you for your area:
The blue bar: compares people in your area generally with the population of the UK. This tells you whether people in your area are more or less likely to die before 75 compared to the country.
The purple bar: compares how much more likely people with serious mental health conditions in the UK are to die before the age of 75 compared to the rest of the population. People with serious mental health conditions are 2.4 times more likely to die before 75 compared to the general population.
The yellow bar: compares people with serious mental health conditions in your area with the rest of the country.
Gap in life expectancy in years
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Your area all deaths
All England for people with serious mental health conditions
Your area for people with serious mental health conditions
What can I do about improving my health?
If you are already living with a long-term condition such as heart disease or diabetes, you will need regular visits to your GP and other health professionals for check-ups and advice. Leading a healthy lifestyle will help to prevent your condition from getting worse.
You can reduce your risk of getting long-term conditions leading a healthy lifestyle: not smoking, eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and by reducing alcohol consumption.
See your GP and other health and care professionals if you are concerned about your health. Enlist the support of friends, family and carers to help you manage conditions better and prevent getting ill in the first place. www.mind.org.uk has information on conditions and living well. Organisations such as MIND are also there to provide advice and help you access services that can help.
Get the right checks
Attend regular health checks such as the NHS Health Check, which all people between 45 and 74 are entitled to once every five years. Your GP should invite you for a Health Check and you’ll need to get in touch to set one up. Women will be invited for a cervical screening test (or smear test) every few years. If you have an existing condition such as diabetes, your GP or diabetes care team will need to take a reading of your blood glucose level every two to six months.
Feedback on health and care services
The NHS and care services need feedback from service users to help them improve care or let them know when they are getting it right. You can give feedback on a range of services to your local Healthwatch organisation. Find it at www.healthwatch.co.uk and share your views with them.