The MHSDS brings together information captured on clinical systems as part of patient care. It covers:
- adult and children's mental health
- learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorder
- Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) services
- early intervention care pathway
The MHSDS covers not only services provided in hospitals but also outpatient clinics and in the community, where the majority of people in contact with these services are treated.