Our response to the Department of Health and Social Care call for evidence on mental health.
In our submission to this call for evidence, we set out the Health Foundation’s assessment of the key issues on two key themes – NHS services and upstream prevention – including:
- Key policy interventions which can affect young people’s ability to secure a good start in life. These include – youth services, financial safety nets, secure housing and work.
- The role of employers to support and protect employee’s mental health and improving access to employment opportunities.
- The scale of the ambition behind any renewed access targets and plan increases in staff and other investment.
- The quality of data collection, analysis and the linkage of datasets across services and sectors.
The Health Foundation also funds a wide range of projects that aim to support improvements in mental health services and transform the models and approaches used to deliver care, making them more integrated and person-centred.