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.

Emerging evidence of COVID-19’s unequal mental health impacts on health and social care staff

31 July 2020

As we begin to take stock of the unprecedented impact of the pandemic so far, we explore the mental health impacts on health and social care staff in the UK and what has been driving these.

How are changes to employment and finances impacting mental health during lockdown?

26 June 2020

We explore how changes in people’s employment and financial circumstances affected their mental health during the early part of the UK's lockdown.

Emerging evidence on COVID-19’s impact on mental health and health inequalities

18 June 2020

We explore the impact of the pandemic on mental health and how some groups are affected more than others.

Event: We like phones more than people

16 April 2020

In line with the latest government advice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 we are postponing this event, but hope to rearrange the event for later in the year.

In deprived areas, patients referred for psychological therapy are less likely to receive treatment

28 January 2020

January 2020 Chart of the month. Patients in deprived areas referred to IAPT services are less likely to receive a course of treatment than those in wealthier areas.  

Making FREED (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders) a national and international model

Improvement project

This project will continue the successful scale up of the FREED (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders) programme, which has been shown to reduce treatment waiting times and the ...

The missing lonely

18 December 2019

Recent data sheds light on loneliness in the UK using new indirect measures. These indicate that the population of lonely people is 13%, larger than the 9% identified from the direct measures alone. T...

Care Quality Commission presents mixed picture of the state of care in England

Press release
15 October 2019

Our response to the Care Quality Commission’s annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England.

Practical insights on mental and physical health

9 July 2019

How can we improve care for people with both mental and physical health problems? The Q Lab shares early findings.

RoMHS (Retention of Mental Health Staff)

Research project

Research project to investigate variation in, and determinants of, mental health care staff retention, with the aim of better understanding how organisational contexts and the experiences of registere...

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