These Are The Unhappiest Places In Britain

Despite the funfair rides and sticks of rock, Blackpool is the unhappiest town in the UK, according to a new study.

This statistic is based on the number of antidepressants prescribed by the NHS – residents of the seaside town took a staggering £1.5 million worth of antidepressants, which is equivalent to £10.46 per person.

According to the study, the town also has the lowest life expectancy for men in England and Wales, at just 74.7 years.

Here are the towns that spent the most per head on antidepressants:

This much money was spent per head on anti-depressants in…

1. Blackpool – £10.46

2. St Helens – £9.21

3. Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale – £8.53

4. Isle of Wight – £8.43

5. South Manchester – £8.20

6. Great Yarmouth & Waveney – £7.71

7. West Norfolk – £7.67

8. North East Essex – £7.59

9. South Lincolnshire – £7.45

10. West Suffolk – £7.34

Surprisingly, the ‘happiest’ areas were all in London, with areas such as Brent spending only £2.12 per person. The places that spend the least on antidepressants are…

1. Brent – £2.12

2. Newham – £2.18

3. Redbridge – £2.33

4. Merton – £2.45

5. City and Hackney – £2.48

6. Haringey – £2.51

7. Southwark – £2.52

8. Lambeth – £2.57

9. Hillingdon – £2.63

10. Barking & Dagenham – £2.66

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