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.

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...

Health Foundation response to NHS Digital statistics on young people's mental health in England

Press release
26 March 2019

Health Foundation response to NHS Digital statistics on young people's mental health in England

Winter pressures in practice

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

Improvement project

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

Improvement project

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.

Pathway for Eating disorders and Autism developed from Clinical Experience (PEACE)

Improvement project

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

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