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Mental health services monthly statistics

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.

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


How to use this tool

Scroll down to the report you need and expand to full screen mode using the diagonal arrows located at the bottom right of the visualisation.

To exit full screen mode, press Esc on your keyboard, or click on the diagonal arrows again.

To filter results, please refer to the instructions within or below each visualisation.

Accessibility of this tool

This tool is in Microsoft PowerBI which does not fully support all accessibility needs. You can find the source data in our Mental Health monthly statistics. If you need further assistance, please contact us for help.


Mental health services

This visualisation shows data categorised as follows

  • People in contact with mental health services (AMH01, CYP01) - the number of people known to be in contact with adult mental health services and children and young people mental health services
  • People in contact with mental health services by age band (MH01) - the number of people known to be in contact with secondary mental health services, by broad age groups (0 to 18, 19 to 64 and 65 and over)
  • Open ward stays in mental health services (AMH21, CYP21) – the number of open ward stays in adult mental health services and children and young people mental health services
  • Open referrals in mental health services (AMH23, CYP23) – the number of open referrals in adult mental health services and children and young people mental health services

To use:

  1. Select breakdown by either clinical commissioning group (CCG) or provider, then the organisation, reporting period, and category you would like to view. 
  2. Hover your mouse over a visual to see further data displayed in the tooltip.

You can also click on a bar segment to display results for your selection in the time series chart below it.


Mental Health Act

This visualisation shows the number of people known to be subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of each reporting period (MHS08), as well as the number of people subject to:

  • detention (MHS09)
  • a Community Treatment Order or conditional discharge (MHS10)
  • a short term detention order (MHS11)

To use:

  1. Select breakdown by either clinical commissioning group (CCG) or provider, then the reporting period, and organisation(s) you would like to view.
  2. Hover your mouse over a visual to see further data displayed in the tooltip.

You can also click on an organisation in either bar chart, to filter the time series chart above it.


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

This visualisation is for children and young people aged 0 to 18 in mental health services.

It shows the number of

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

Pie and bar charts display total values for all months in the selected reporting period, while time series charts display values by individual month.

To use

  1. Select breakdown by either clinical commissioning group (CCG), provider or England level, then the organisation and reporting period you would like to view. 
  2. Hover your mouse over a visual to see further data displayed in the tooltip.

You can also click on a breakdown in a bar or pie chart, to filter the time series chart below it.


What the data covers

What you can find out
  • 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.
  • How many people are known to be subject to the Mental Health Act, according to the data submitted to the MHSDS.
  • Comparisons between providers or Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
What the reports can't tell you
  • 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.
  • Whether variations by provider or CCG area are due to variations in levels of mental illness, service provision or due to data quality limitations.
  • 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

To help interpret these visualisations, please refer to the MHSDS specifications and guidance.

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.

Last edited: 17 May 2021 10:20 am