Good mental health is essential for a flourishing society and yet mental health services are not always given the same priority or funding as physical health services. The Health Foundation funds a wide range of projects that support improvements in mental health services and transform the models and approaches used to deliver care, making them more integrated and person-centred.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Health Services Research UK Conference 2022

5 July 2022
From Tuesday 5 July 2022, 13.00–18.30

The Health Foundation is supporting HSR UK’s 15th annual conference on 5–7 July 2022, contributing to several sessions over the three days.

Valuing quality in mental healthcare

Journal article
11 May 2022

The value of mental healthcare.

What Matters for Evaluating the Quality of Mental Healthcare?

Journal article
6 May 2022

Methods for Evaluating the Quality of Mental Healthcare.

Context matters: what’s needed for young people’s mental health?

9 May 2022

Martina Kane reflects on varied Health Foundation work to better understand and support young people’s mental health.

Mental health and satisfaction with partners

Journal article
27 January 2022

Mental health and satisfaction with partners

Debt and health

Long read

Government action in 2020/21 eased financial pressures for many. But with those on low incomes and in poor health more likely to experience increases in debt, a debt hangover could yet emerge.

Which is most important for good mental health: paid work, avoiding poverty or money itself?

17 November 2021

Researchers from the University of Glasgow use longitudinal data to study the relationship between changes in employment, income, poverty and mental health.

Research reveals devastating and lasting impact of the pandemic on those asked to shield

Press release
20 October 2021

Health Foundation statement on Networked Data Lab research surrounding clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people. 

Fairer foundations: How has the pandemic affected young people’s mental health?

27 May 2021

This infographic highlights the unequal mental health effects of the pandemic among young people.  

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