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The Uncovered magazine recently produced a survey on the mental health and mood of the nation. Contributors were asked, on a scale of 1 to 5 - with 1 being low - how healthy they thought they were. Scots didn't fair too badly but the Shetlands don't seem too happy at 2. How the north east of England achieved 7 is bewildering. Only 46% of the population said they are mentally very healthy but Scotland had the lowest percentage with only 1% giving a 1 rating.
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The East Midlands are the happiest with nobody rating a 1. The South West came a close second with 79% of the population scoring a 4 or 5.
Northern Ireland, West Midlands and London fared worst with just a 3.8 mean average score. Only 21% rated Northern Ireland a 5 (a very happy place to live), only 25% rated London a 5 and only 28% voted West Midlands a 5.
London had the most surprising results with only 44% of Londoners judging themselves as being 'very mentally healthy' and it had the highest national percentage of those who claim to be very mentally unhealthy.
What does this tell us? Not a lot really except perhaps we should be more confident in ourselves and laugh a little more.