New survey reveals Londoners' mental health

A new survey for Mental Health Awareness week reveals 1 in 5 Londoners feel anxious nearly all or a lot of the time and nearly half feel more anxious now than they used to.

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Londoners least likely to seek help for anxiety

Only 22% of Londoners would seek medical help for anxiety Credit: ITN

The survey also revealed that Londoners were the least likely to go to their GP for anxiety problems. Just 22% said they would be likely to seek help for the condition.

A quarter of Londoners added that they thought feeling anxious was a sign of not being able to cope and the same amount of people said they would be embarrassed to tell someone they had anxieties. But only 9% said they thought it was something to be ashamed of.

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A fifth of Londoners feel anxious a lot of the time

1 in 5 Londoners feel anxious a lot of the time Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

1 in 5 Londoners feel anxious a lot of the time while more than 40% feel anxious at least once a week.

Personal relationships cause anxiety for 27% of those in the capital, money worries are the main concern for 43% and welfare of loved ones causes anxiety for around a third.

The revelations come from a survey by the Mental Health Foundation for Mental Health Awareness week.

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