Mental health

One in four people in the UK is affected by a mental health problem

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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.

Winter pressures in practice

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7 March 2019

How has this winter been for GPs and their patients in England? Dr Becks Fisher describes the pressures on general practice.

Creating ACE-informed places: promoting a whole-system approach to tackling adverse childhood experiences in local communities

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This project is aiming to improve how effectively public services in England prevent and mitigate the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences.

Mental Health Recovery: Supporting staff to deliver rights-respect services

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This project is focusing on empowering mental health patients by supporting staff to respect and protect their rights in everyday decision-making and service delivery.

Developing Innovative clinical pathway for women with Autism spectrum features and Eating Disorders (DIAED)

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This project will involve developing recommendations for a structured pathway for women with autism spectrum disorder and anorexia nervosa.

Introducing telepsychiatry in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

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This project is aiming to reduce waiting times for young people admitted to hospital in Gwent with self harm or eating disorders.

Mind and body: inseparable twins

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18 January 2019

Jennifer Dixon reflects on the relationship between mental and physical health and the need for better integration of care.

It is time that our nation’s health is treated as an asset

Press release
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22 November 2018

Health Foundation response to Health at a Glance Europe 2018 report.

A new collaboration with Mind

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17 October 2018

In her latest blog, Tracy Webb announces the Q Improvement Lab’s latest project, in collaboration with Mind.

Simulation modelling in mental health services

Improvement project

This project will involve increasing mental health analytic capacity and capability to allow better understanding of the problems faced by people accessing services, and to improve planning and delive...

Mental health and well-being trends among children and young people in the UK, 1995–2014

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1 September 2018

There is a growing concern about the mental health of children and young people in the UK, with increasing demand for counselling services, admissions for self-harm and referrals to mental health serv...

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