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Neighbourhood Statistics, Mental Health, Adults accessing NHS specialist mental health services - England, Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) annual returns 2010-11

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Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations, Government Office Regions, Local Authorities
Date Range:
01 Apr 2010 to 31 Mar 2011


This is the third year that information on people accessing the full range of mental health services Mental Health data 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 2011 official statistics publication Mental Health Bulletin - Fifth report from Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) annual returns, 2011 published on 25 November 2011. It presents information at Government Office Region and Local Authority level, rather than by Primary Care Trust as provided in the November 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.

Key Facts

  • The number of adults living in England who accessed specialist mental health services between 1st April 2010 and 31st March 2011 was 1,259,650*, a 1.4 per cent rise on the number who accessed services in the previous year (2009/10) when the number of people who accessed services was 1,242,218

Note*: This figure is lower than the total number of users of adult mental health services in 2010/11 presented in the Mental Health Bulletin because the Bulletin includes some uses of services by young people under the age of 18 and people whose place of residence was outside England or was not known.


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