Mental health services monthly statistics

Summary

Interactive visualisations for selected measures released in the Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics publication.

These visualisations present time-series data for selected high level measures from the Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics publication. Data is available from April 2016.

Mental health services

This visualisation shows three charts. From left to right they show:

  • the number of people known to be in contact with secondary mental health services, by broad age groups (0-18, 19-64 and 65+ years)
  • the number of people known to be in contact with, open referrals in, and open ward stays in adult mental health services
  • the number of people known to be in contact with, open referrals in, and open ward stays in children and young people mental health services

Hover your mouse over a line to see the numbers for a particular month.

Mental Health Act

This visualisation shows the number of people known to be subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of each month. It shows:

  • the number of people detained
  • the number of people subject to a Community Treatment Order or conditional discharge
  • the number of people subject to a short term detention order

Hover your mouse over a visualisation to see the numbers for a particular month.

Mental health services referrals and care contacts for children and young people aged 0-18

This visualisation shows, for children and young people aged 0-18 in mental health services:

  • the number of referrals starting in a reporting period, by referral source
  • the number of attended contacts, by consultation medium
  • the number of missed contacts, by ‘did not attend’ reason

Hover your mouse over a visualisation to see the numbers for either measure by category or measure by month.

Pie and bar charts for each measure by category display totals for all available months combined, by default.

Time series charts display totals for each measure by individual month, by default.

To display monthly totals for a specific category in a measure, select the category from the visualisation. Monthly totals for the selected category will display in the corresponding time series chart.

How to use this tool

This tool is best used by expanding to full screen mode, using the diagonal arrows located at the bottom right of each visualisation.

To filter results, select required components from Breakdown or Name and ID.

To change the reporting period shown in any time series view, select the required reporting period using either the slider bar or by left clicking on the date to bring up the calendar data selection.

To clear filtered results, hover your mouse underneath any filtered option heading to enable the ‘Clear selections’ eraser icon. Select this icon to clear previous selections and filtered results.

Please note that these statistics relate to complete calendar month reporting periods. Although it is possible to select part-month start and end periods in these visualisations, the statistics are not provided at this level of detail.

What you can find out

  1. How many people are known to be in contact with or referred to secondary mental health services, according to the data submitted to the MHSDS.
  2. How many people are known to be subject to the Mental Health Act, according to the data submitted to the MHSDS.
  3. Make comparisons between providers or Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

What the report can't tell you

  1. How many people were in contact with secondary mental health services or subject to the Mental Health Act, as the MHSDS data are known to be incomplete.
  2. Whether variations by provider or CCG area are due to variations in levels of mental illness, service provision or due to data quality limitations.
  3. Whether changes over time are due to changes in levels of mental illness, service provision or the completeness of the MHSDS data. Any spikes or step changes may be the result of MHSDS data quality issues.

Notes and data sources

  1. To help interpret these visualisations, please refer to the MHSDS specifications and guidance.
  2. Further information about the measures presented in the report are available in the Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics publications.

Suppression

All values are rounded to the nearest 5, except values that are 4 or lower (including 0) which are suppressed to prevent the identification of individuals.

Figures produced by aggregation in this report may differ from those published as this report calculates totals as the sum of rounded figures.

Suppressed values appear as blank cells in tables and are not counted in rounded totals.

Percentages are based on pre-suppressed values and rounded to zero decimal places, except where the numerator is 0-4, where the percentage is suppressed.