Mental Health

  • In Southend (2009/10) the percentage of adults receiving secondary mental health services known to be in settled accommodation was 69.2% compared to 55.6% for SN Ave and 58.7% for England.
    NHS Information Centre (MHMDS)
  • The number of people aged 65 and over predicted to have dementia in Southend is estimated to increase from 2,408 in 2010 to 2,550 in 2014, an increase of 5.9%, compared to 7.9 % for SN Ave and 9.9% for England.
    (Source: Projecting Older People Population Information website)
  • The number of people aged 65 and over predicted to have depression in Southend is estimated to increase from 2,664 in 2010 to 2,875 in 2014, an increase of 7.9%, compared to 9.2% for SN Ave and 10.6% for England.
    (Source: Projecting Older People Population Information website)
  • The number of people aged 65 and over predicted to have severe depression is estimated to increase from 847 in 2010 to 921 in 2014, an increase of 8.7%, compared to 9.8% for SN Ave and 11.1% for England.
    (Source: Projecting Older People Population Information website)
  • Mental health needs indices (MINI) estimate by how much people are more or less likely to suffer with mental illnesses. For example against a standardised score for England of one a needs index of 0.8 suggests that there will be 20% less illness in an area than in the country as a whole, an index of 1.2 suggests 20% more. The MINI score for Southend is 0.99 which suggests there are slightly less illness in Southend than England as a whole.
    (MINI 2K - Durham University).
  • The rate of people claiming incapacity benefit for mental illness is 34.6 per 1,000 of the working age population compared to 35.2 for SN Ave and 37.6 for England.
    (APHO - 2007)

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