We asked the nation: On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 means you do not agree at all and 5 means you very much agree, rate the following: When faced with a mental health issue, I am more likely to use Google/the internet to seek information than I am to go to my GP.
We found that:
. 48%of the population is more likely use Google than go to a GP when faced with a mental health problem.
. 18-24 and 25-34 year olds lean more towards the web with mean scores of 2.8 and 2.9 respectively.
. Scotland, the North East, London, North Ireland and Yorkshire all scored over 2.5 meaning they all lean towards the web. Northern Ireland had the highest mean score of 3.3
. Those working full-timeare more likely to use Google than go to their GP, scoring on average 2.8.
. 23% of Londoners would seek professional help, compared to only 10% of Scots.