South west happyland


People living in the south west are among the happiest in the UK and the least likely to hit the bottle when times get tough, according to a new study.

The national survey, commissioned by Uncovered Magazine, is aimed at mapping the nation’s mental health.

The report says that in the south west, only 24% of residents turn to booze to lift the blues, compared with 57% in Northern Ireland and the North East.

The survey found 79% of people are happy living in the south west, compared to just 59% living in Wales.

But economic downturn has impacted on the south west region, with 65% feeling anxious about their finances.

The happiest region to live? East Midlands.


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