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Neighbourhood Statistics, Mental Health, Adults accessing NHS specialist mental health services - England, Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) annual returns 2009-10

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations, Government Office Regions, Local Authorities, Middle Layer Super Output Areas
Date Range:
01 Apr 2009 to 31 Mar 2010



This is the second year that information on people accessing the full range of mental health services have been published under the Neighbourhood Statistics umbrella and will be of use to researchers, health economists and members of the public.

This data set is produced from the Mental Health Minimum Data set (MHMDS) and complements the 2010 official statistics publication 'Mental Health Bulletin - Fourth report from Mental Health Minimum Dataset (MHMDS) annual returns, 2010' published on 11 January 2011. It presents information at Government Office Region and Local Authority level, rather than by Primary Care Trust as provided in the January publication

These Neighbourhood Statistics figures show mental health data in their wider socio-economic context which will be helpful for anyone who needs to investigate the links between socio-economic factors and mental health.



  • The number of adults living in England who accessed specialist mental health services between 1st April 2009 and 31st March 2010 was 1,242,218 , a 5.1 per cent rise on the number who accessed services in the previous year (2008/09) when the number of people who accessed services was 1,182,233

Note: This figure is lower, and the percentage increase higher, than the total number of users of adult mental health services in 2009/10 presented in the Mental Health Bulletin because it does not include young people under the age of 18 or people who whose place of residence was outside England, or was not known.


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