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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics, Final March, Provisional April 2022

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics, Final March, Provisional April 2022


MHSDS version change

This is the sixth monthly release using data collected under MHSDS version 5.  Please refer to the January 2022 publication for an outline of the changes to the dataset introduced by the move to MHSDS version 5.  Full details of the changes to the dataset are available in the Technical Output Specification and the updated constructions for all measures in this publication are available in the metadata file.

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Summary

This publication provides the timeliest 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.


COVID-19 and the production of statistics

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) disruption, the quality and coverage of some of our statistics has been affected, for example by an increase in nonsubmissions for some datasets. We are also seeing some different patterns in the submitted data. For example, fewer patients are being referred to hospital and more appointments being carried out via phone/telemedicine/email. Therefore, data should be interpreted with care over the COVID-19 period.

Annual Statistics

This publication includes annual statistics for the 2021-22 reporting year. Included are the number of People in contact with services - April 2021 to March 2022, and the number of People in contact with services with a hospital provider spell - April 2021 to March 2022, with age group breakdowns for both counts.


The number of children and young people accessing NHS funded community mental health services (MHS69) was included in previous versions of the MHSDS Annual Data File, but as of 2021-22, has been dropped.  It is now superseded by the number of children and young people supported through NHS funded mental health with at least one contact (12 month rolling) (MHS95) which appears in the MHSDS Monthly Data File.


Further annual statistics will be published in the annual Mental Health Bulletin.

Updates to measures

For details of new measures recently introduced, or changes to existing measures, see the 'Notes on measures' page. There were no new measures released as part of this publication. Full details of any changes are also available in the associated Metadata file.

Key Facts

1.61 million people were in contact with mental health services, at the end of March

The majority of these (1,063,715) were in contact with adult services

394,359 people were in contact with children and young people’s mental health services, at the end of March

197,888 people were in contact with learning disabilities and autism services, at the end of March

425,277 new referrals were received, and 2.14 million care contacts were attended, during March

21,282 people were subject to the Mental Health Act, including 16,177 people detained in hospital, at the end of March

3.26 million people were in contact with mental health services in 2021-22

Of these 1,067,849 were aged 18 or under

97,155 people in contact with mental health services were admitted to a mental health hospital in 2021-22

Of these 4,166 were aged 18 or under

674,485 children and young people were supported through NHS funded mental health with at least one contact in 2021-22


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