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Publication, Part of

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics, Final August, Provisional September 2019

Experimental statistics, Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Clinical Commissioning Groups, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs), Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Mental Health Trusts, Provider, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
Date Range:
01 Jun 2019 to 30 Sep 2019


This publication provides the most timely picture available of people using NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England. These are experimental statistics which are undergoing development and evaluation. This information will be of use to people needing access to information quickly for operational decision making and other purposes. More detailed information on the quality and completeness of these statistics is made available later in our Mental Health Bulletin: Annual Report publication series.

We have also published a methodological change document covering the impact of improving our Data Processing Services (DPS) on Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics. This document explores the Strategic Data Collection Service in the cloud (SDCS Cloud), faster data processing and the Master Person Service (MPS).

The methodological change document is available on our Methodological changes webpage (, within the Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics section. The document comprises of two files, Impact of improving our Data Processing Services on Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics, 2019-20 onwards and the associated Reference tables; direct links are in the Related Links section below.

A correction has been made to this publication on 07 May 2020. This amendment relates to a number of statistics published here; the specific measures effected are listed in the Metadata file available in the below link. All listed measures have now been corrected. The provisional statistics have also been removed as they are now superseded by the Final data published in the following month. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Key Facts

  • At the end of August, there were 1,377,959 people in contact with services; the majority of these (1,078,697) were in adult mental health services. There were 227,192 people in contact with children and young people‚Äôs mental health services and 121,292 in learning disabilities and autism services.
  • 288,363 new referrals were received into services during August and 1,663,633 care contacts were attended.
  • 21,756 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of August, including 15,564 people detained in hospital.


Related Links

Last edited: 5 May 2020 11:49 am