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For World Mental Health Day in October 2019 the Policy Institute and Ipsos MORI carried out a survey on attitudes towards mental health around the world.
The research finds that Britain is more tolerant than many countries when it comes to mental health. Just over three-quarters (76 per cent) of the British public think mental illness is an illness like any other – the highest of all countries polled. 80 per cent of Britons also believe that the health system doesn't prioritise mental health to the same extent as physical health, despite four in five (82 per cent) saying the two are equally important
The findings also show: