Women's mental health: Tailoring support to fit around women's lives

Factors from hormones to family life can all impact on women’s mental health. How can innovation help to shift their care from one-size-fits all to gender-informed?

In the UK, one in five women live with a common mental health disorder, such as anxiety or depression, compared to one in eight men4v. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from anxiety disorders , and
rates of self-harm in young women (aged 16-24) rose dramatically between 2000 and 20143. However, it is also clear that women are more likely than men to open up about their feelings, and seek psychological
support for mental health difficulties.

 

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