necessarily indicate mental illness, but was closely linked.
Researchers observed the mental well-being of 17,030 participants using data from the Health Survey For England from 2010 and 2011. The individuals were ranked with regard to a scale of ‘feeling good and functioning well’, as they believed this indicated a good state of mental health.
They found that individuals with a stronger sense of psychological well-being were significantly more likely to be happy and contented throughout their lives.
According to reports, however, when this was measured alongside the standard of people’s education, it was found that this played no marked role in influencing a person’s mental health.
‘So if low educational attainment was strongly associated with