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.

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.

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.

Introducing telepsychiatry in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Improvement project

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

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
22 November 2018

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

A new collaboration with Mind

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...

Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101 copy

Get social

While policymakers' response to COVID-19 has necessarily been short term, Sir Andrew Dilnot argues the pandemic has…

Follow us on Twitter
Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101

Work with us

We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

View current vacancies
Artboard 101 copy 2

The Q community

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

Find out more