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Publication, Part of

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics - Final May, Provisional June 2018

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
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Geographical Granularity:
Clinical Commissioning Groups, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs), Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Provider, Mental Health Trusts, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Regions, Country
Date Range:
01 Mar 2018 to 30 Jun 2018


This publication provides the most timely statistics available relating to NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England. This information will be of use to people needing access to information quickly for operational decision making and other purposes. These statistics are derived from submissions made using version 3.0 of the Mental Health Services Dataset (MHSDS).

NHS Digital review the quality and completeness of the submissions used to create these statistics on an ongoing basis. More information about this work can be found in the Accuracy and reliability section of this report. Fully detailed information on the quality and completeness of particular statistics in this release is not available due to the timescales involved in reviewing submissions and engaging with data providers. The information that has been obtained at the time of publication is made available in the Provider Feedback sections of the Data Quality Reports which accompany this release. Information gathered after publication is released in future editions of this publication series. More detailed information on the quality and completeness of these statistics and a summary of how these statistics may be interpreted is made available later in our Mental Health Bulletin: Annual Report publication series. All elements of this publication, other editions of this publication series, and related annual publication series' can be found in the Related Links below.

On 11 December 2018 the data quality reports were made available; however the accompanying CSV for the provisional report is not currently available; if you require this file please contact us at NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Key Facts

Mental health, learning disabilities and autism services

  • At the end of May, there were 1,268,213 people in contact with services; the majority of these 996,237 were in adult mental health services. There were 222,156 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 91,417 in learning disabilities and autism services .
  • 308,921 new referrals were received into services during May and 1,734,593 care contacts were attended.
  • 21,761 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of May, including 16,151 people detained in hospital.

Adult mental health services

  • Between 1 March and 31 May 3,209 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,089 (65.1%) waited two weeks or less.
  • 76.5% of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of May who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
  • There were 8,287 open ward stays at the end of May in adult acute mental health inpatient care , and 5,926 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services .

Children and young people in contact with mental health services

  • Between 1 March and 31 May 2,779 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
  • There were 403,331 referrals active at any point during May for people aged under 19, of which 59,280 were new referrals and 46,373 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
  • Of the 1,201,157 in contact with mental health services at the end of May, 290,272 (24.2% ) were aged under 19.


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Last edited: 10 December 2018 3:14 pm