Uttlesford has been named as the ninth saddest place in the UK, according to new data.

The latest research by mental health platform Paranimo reveals an 8.41 per cent decline in overall personal wellbeing in Uttlesford over the last decade.

This is compared with a national average drop of just 0.34 per cent.

Matthew Vamplew, Paranimo co-founder and CEO said: "To put these figures in perspective, the average percentage decline in overall wellbeing for all local authorities in the UK between April 2013 and March 2023 is a mere 0.34 per cent.

"This shows that these specific regions are grappling with a more pronounced decrease in overall wellbeing.

"We strongly encourage anyone facing challenges to seek support, whether it be from family or friends, or ideally, a trained counselling professional.

"It’s not just on people to help themselves though, workplaces have an opportunity and responsibility to be proactive in supporting their worker’s mental health.


"Simple steps like fostering an empathetic culture, providing access to resources, and accommodating health needs can have an enormously positive impact on mental well-being for staff."

Paranimo's analysis used Office for National Statistics (ONS) data focusing on overall wellbeing decline across the country between April 2013 and March 2023.

The assessment categories included satisfaction, worthwhileness, and happiness.