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NCSS: Understanding the Quality of Life of Adults with Mental Health Issues

04 Mar 2019

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines 'quality of life' as "an individual’s perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns." The NCSS study focuses on the perception of adults with mental health issues on their quality of life, honing in specifically on six domains - physical, level of independence, social relationships, environmental, psychological and personal beliefs. 

More than 1 in 3 adults with mental health issues presented more than one mental health condition, impacting their perceived quality of life. Furthermore, many of them are not engaged in one daily activity - in particular, people with mental health issues seek out meaningful and sustained employment opportunities.