Mental Health and wellbeing

Mental health conditions affect at least one in four people at some point in their life. Mental health problems range from common mental health disorders such as anxiety, to more serious long-term conditions such as schizophrenia.

Key Mental Health Statistics in Enfield

  • The majority (81.2%) of Enfield adults say they are happy with their life. This compares to 79.6% in London and 76.5% in England (ONS, 2015/16)
  • The percentage of recorded depression in people aged 18 and over was 7.9% in Enfield, this is significantly better than the England average, but in recent years this percentage has been increasing in Enfield (PHE, 2017/18)
  • Enfield’s suicide rate (6.8 per 100,000) is third lowest in London and significantly lower compared to England (9.6 per 100,000)
    (PHE 2015-2017)
  • Two out of 5 people aged 16 and over in Enfield have a common mental disorder (any type of depression or anxiety) (PHE, 2017), which is significantly worse than the England average (16.9%)
  • One in every 10 young people (9.9%) aged 5 to 16 years old is estimated to have a mental health disorder in Enfield (PHE, 2015), this puts Enfield children among the top 10 worst wards.
  • 2.5% of school aged children in Enfield have social, emotional and mental health needs. This is significantly worse than the England average (PHE, 2018)
  • The percentage of recorded severe mental illness (including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses) was 1.1%, which is significantly worse than the England average.

Fact sheets

Children and Young People’s Mental Health (coming soon)

Interactive Profiles (JSNA)

For more detailed intelligence and data on the mental health and wellbeing of the population in Enfield, including the mental health of children and adolescents, visit the interactive profiles below

Related Reports

A deep-dive Mental Health needs assessment was completed in 2016:

National Tools

Mental Health, Dementia and Neurology Fingertips Tools – tools by themes such as common mental health disorders and children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing (Public Health England).

Page last updated November 2019