Mental health One in four people in the UK is affected by a mental health problem
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.
Drawing on local, linked data sources, this briefing presents analysis from the Networked Data Lab (NDL) about children and young people’s mental health. It explores trends in mental health presentati...
Many people who experienced severe financial strain during the pandemic were not eligible to claim Universal Credit. What changes to the social security system would help public health?
The pandemic has taught us the importance of putting lived experience expertise at the heart of mental health services and support, writes Dr Vanessa Pinfold.
How can the benefits system support the nation’s health? Research into Universal Credit uptake during the pandemic provides some clues.
Analysis from our healthy lives team shows it’s vital for policymakers to act upstream in tackling unemployment and mental health together as part of the nation’s COVID-19 recovery.
New analysis by the Health Foundation estimates that over 200,000 more people are at risk of poor mental health this year due to unemployment.
The COVID-19 impact inquiry team look at emerging evidence of the pandemic's impact on women and key workers, as well as the wider implications for people’s mental health and health inequalities.
Developing data analytics to improve how social care is monitored and understood for those with the worst outcomes
This project aims to improve the quality of social care for cohorts of people that experience the worst outcomes. Using detailed data analytics, it will investigate the efficacy and reach of care that...
The role of parental and child physical and mental health on behavioural and emotional adjustment in mid-childhood
Comparing the influence of parent and child mental and physical health between two generations of British children born 30 years apart.