Our New Forest Show Quiz - answers

quiz answers

Hammersley Homes is committed to raising awareness of the impact of serious mental illness on people and communities.   During the New Forest Show 2023 we ran a competition to test visitors’ knowledge of mental health facts, with all correct answer sheets entered into a draw to win an amazing luxury holiday: a week at Riad Dar Louisa in Taroudant, Morocco.   Check out all the questions and answers here. How did you do?

Question 1: What percentage of people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England?

5%, 25%, 36%, 13%, 19%

25% of people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England, with 1 in 6 experiencing a problem in any given week!* 

Fact: Did you know that only 1 in 3 adults with a common mental health problem are currently getting treatment in the form of talking therapiesmedication or both and that the overall number of people reporting mental health problems has been going up in recent years.§

*Source  McManus, S., Meltzer, H., Brugha, T. S., Bebbington, P. E., & Jenkins, R. (2009). Adult psychiatric morbidity in England, 2007: results of a household survey.Excludes prison, hospital, under 18 and rough sleepers



Question 2: How many women in prison are being supported by mental health services?

1 in 25, 1 in 60, 1 in 4, 1 in 10, 1 in 100

1 in 4*

Fact: Did you know that more than 25% of all those inmates with mental health challenges are due to be released within the next 12 months?



Question 3: How much does loneliness affect mortality by?

3%, 13%, 23%, 30%, 60%


Fact: Loneliness and lack of social interaction are known risk factors for poor physical and mental health – these factors directly increase the risk of premature death. People with severe mental illness (SMI) such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia have a life expectancy up to 20 years less than the general population, and the gap is widening. This is mostly from preventable physical health problems, such as cardiovascular disease




Question 4: Approximately how many adults in England are registered as having a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder?

5,000, 50,000, 500,000, 1,000,000


Fact: Did you know that half of all mental health problems have been established by the age of 14, rising to 75% by age 24


*Source GP registers


Question 5: What is the estimated social and economic cost of poor mental health each year in England?

£100.5m, £10.5bn, £50bn, £75.5bn, £105bn

£105 billion*

Fact: Our businesses are still far from equipped to support their people that suffer from poor mental health. In 2017, a study by the Centre For Mental Health calculated the annual cost to UK businesses to be £35bn, due to absence, reduced productivity + the cost of replacing people that left their jobs due to their mental ill-health. 


The 2013 Chief Medical Officer’s report estimated that the wider costs of mental health problems to the UK economy are between £70 to 100 billion per year – 4.5% of gross domestic product (GDP).2 However, estimating this figure is very complex. An earlier study by the Centre for Mental Health found that considering the reduced quality of life, the annual costs in England alone were £105.2 billion.3


Additional sources

JULY 2023