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Mental health information from NHS Digital and other sources

Useful mental health information produced by NHS Digital, charities, academic institutions and other public bodies.

Bed Availability and Occupancy

Bed availability and occupancy

NHS England collects data from all NHS organisations that operate beds, open overnight or day only. It publishes information on the average daily number of beds that are available and occupied by sector (including the Mental Illness sector) and by consultant specialty.

Care Programme Approach (CPA)

Mental Health Community Teams Activity

The Quarterly Mental Health Community Teams Activity return collects data on the number of patients on Care Programme Approach (CPA) followed up within 7 days of discharge from psychiatric inpatient care, and the number of inpatient admissions gate kept by Crisis Resolution Home Treatment (CRHT) teams.


Dementia Assessment and Referral

Information on the on the number and proportion of patients aged 75 and over admitted as an emergency for more than 72 hours in England who have been identified as potentially having dementia.

Recorded dementia diagnoses

Information about people with dementia at each GP practice. This publication includes the rate of dementia diagnosis. As not everyone with dementia has a formal diagnosis, this statistic compares the number of people thought to have dementia with the number of people diagnosed with dementia, aged 65 and over.

Mental Health Dementia and Neurology Profiling Tool

Profiling tool available at the Public Health England (PHE) Fingertips website, primarily intended to provide better access to data and information to support people involved in commissioning, planning and providing services locally.

Dementia data and analysis: a guide for health professionals

Explains how commissioners and health professionals can use data and analysis for decisions about dementia services and interventions.


Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

Prevalence data for depression, including information by GP practice.

Early Intervention in Psychosis Waiting Times

Early Intervention in Psychosis Waiting Times

Information on the number of people with a first episode of psychosis who have accessed or are waiting for treatment. This NHS England collection is the official source of data for data on this subject.

Eating disorders

Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder Waiting Times

The Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder (CYP ED) Waiting Times data contains information on the number of children and young people who have accessed or are waiting for treatment following a routine or urgent referral for a suspected eating disorder. This NHS England collection is the official source of data for data on this subject.

Eating disorders information at NHS Choices

For more information on eating disorders and where to access help.

Five Year Forward view for Mental Health

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

The NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health was published in February 2016 and sets out the start of a ten year journey for the transformation of mental health services.

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health - one year on NHS England, March 2017

An outline of the progress made in the first year of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health programme.

Mental Health Five Year Forward View Dashboard

This NHS England dashboard is intended to help monitor progress against the delivery of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and is published on a quarterly basis.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) publications

IAPT reports

All publications from the IAPT programme. This programme is designed to provide services for those experiencing anxiety and depressive disorders and the purpose of the IAPT dataset is to support reporting on the treatment of these individuals.

Medicines used in mental health

Medicines Used in Mental Health - England

NHS Business Services Authority have produced experimental Official Statistics on medicines used in mental health.

Perinatal mental health

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final July, Provisional August 2017

This edition of Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics includes an exploratory analysis of women in contact with mental health services who were new or expectant mothers between October 2016 and March 2017.


Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey

The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) series provides data on the prevalence of both treated and untreated psychiatric disorders in the English adult population (aged 16 and over). This 2014 survey is the fourth in a series and was conducted by NatCen Social Research, in collaboration with the University of Leicester, for NHS Digital.

Mental Health Workforce

NHS Workforce Statistics - October 2017, Provisional statistics (including experimental report on Mental Health and Learning Disability workforce up until September 2017)

Published 23 January 2018 - This report shows provisional monthly numbers of NHS Hospital and Community Health Service (HCHS) staff groups working in Trusts and CCGs in England (excluding primary care staff). Data is available as headcount and full-time equivalents.

Out of Area Placements

Reports on Out of Area Placements

The Government set a national ambition to eliminate inappropriate Out of Area Placements in mental health services for adults in acute inpatient care by 2020-21. Inappropriate OAPs are where patients are sent out of area because no bed is available for them locally, which can delay their recovery. This NHS Digital collection is currently the official source of data on this subject for England.


Suicides in the UK: 2016 registrations

Registered deaths in the UK from suicide analysed by sex, age, area of usual residence of the deceased and suicide method.

Suicides by Place of Occurrence

Freedom of information request showing suicides by place of occurrence.

Suicide by occupation, England: 2011 to 2015

Analysis of deaths from suicide in different occupational groups for people aged 20 to 64 years, based on deaths registered in England between 2011 and 2015.

Suicide Prevention Profile

Profiling tool available at the Public Health England (PHE) Fingertips website. Produced to help develop understanding at a local level and support an intelligence driven approach to suicide prevention. It collates and presents a range of publicly available data on suicide, associated prevalence, risk factors, and service contact among groups at increased risk.

National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness

As the UK's leading research programme in this field, the Inquiry produces a wide range of national reports, projects and papers - providing health professionals, policymakers, and service managers with the evidence and practical suggestions they need to effectively implement change.

UK Armed Forces

UK armed forces mental health mid-year statistics: index

These reports summarise the initial assessments of UK armed forces personnel seen at MOD specialist mental health services.

UK armed forces mental health annual statistics: index

Statistical information on mental health among the UK armed forces

UK armed forces prescribed Mefloquine Hydrochloride and subsequent presentation to MOD specialist mental health services: 1 April 2007 to 30 September 2015

This ad hoc statistical bulletin has been provided in response to recent media coverage and to ensure the public has equal access to the information.

War Pensions Scheme statistics: index

Statistics on the recipients of war pensions, new claims, awards and appeals made under the War Pensions Scheme (WPS).

User experience

Community Mental Health Survey

Read the results of Care Quality Commission's latest survey which looked at the experiences of people receiving community mental health services.

Last edited: 7 September 2020 3:47 pm