JUST IN: UK Emerges Second Most Miserable Country In The World

A recent mental wellbeing report reveals that the United Kingdom is currently one of the least content places globally, surpassed only by Uzbekistan. As the lingering effects of the C o v i d 19 pandemic and the strain of the cost-of-living crisis persist, Britain finds itself in the 70th position out of 71 countries for overall mental wellbeing, with a concerning average score of 49 compared to the global average of 65.

The study, conducted by the US-based Sapien Labs think tank, examined factors such as mood, social self, drive, adaptability, cognition, and mind-body connection. With responses from over 500,000 individuals across 71 countries, the research attributes the lower scores in affluent nations to early-age smartphone use, consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPFs), and a breakdown in interpersonal relationships leading to increased loneliness.

In the UK, 35% of respondents express distress or struggle with their mental wellbeing, particularly affecting young adults and economically challenged families. The report notes a decline in mental wellbeing for the 18-24 age group since 2020, indicating a challenging period marked by economic recessions, a relentless cost-of-living crisis, and a turbulent property market.

Factors contributing to the UK’s mental wellbeing crisis include political instability, exacerbated by changing Prime Ministers and scandals like Partygate. The study also highlights the adverse impact of consuming ultra-processed foods, which constitute 60-70% of diets in the UK and the US. Individuals who regularly consume such foods report significantly poorer mental wellbeing, emphasizing the link between diet and mental health.

While wellbeing for over-65s has remained relatively steady, young people, particularly those aged 18-24, exhibit the least improvement since 2020. Notably, the report underlines the stark contrast between wealthier and less affluent nations, with less wealthy countries in Africa and Latin America scoring highest for wellbeing.

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