Children of the new century: Mental health findings from the Millennium Cohort Study

The Centre for Mental Health have launched Children of the New Century: Mental health findings from the Millennium Cohort Study  which looks at the mental health of 11-year-old children living in the UK. The report finds that about one in ten (10.3 per cent) 11-year-olds in the UK has a mental health problem according to parents - or eight percent as reported by teachers, with symptoms including hyperactivity, conduct problems and peer problems as well as emotional problems.

Sustainable Mental Health Guidance

The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH), a collaboration by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has released a sustainable mental health guidance that aims to improve the economic, environmental, and social impact of health care.

I am more than one thing

The Women’s Health and Equality Consortium (WHEC) have published a report on women’s mental health, titled ‘I am more than one thing’. The report builds on existing evidence to highlight women’s experiences of poor mental health and wellbeing and their interactions with the mental health system. 

Health Inequality and Access to Justice

Youth Access publish research looking at the strong associations between mental illness in young people, social problems and disadvantage.

Counselling and psychotherapy: is there an economic case for psychological interventions? Vittoria Ardino and Martin Knapp, 2013

The terms counselling and psychotherapy refer to a wide spectrum of talking therapies aimed at supporting individuals with mental and physical health problems in order to promote their health and wellbeing. Clinical research has examined the impact of different therapeutic approaches on wellbeing, symptoms, functioning and quality of life. However, it is abundantly clear that another important dimension comes into play when many policy, practice and commissioning decisions are taken. This is the economic dimension.

Helping People Share Decision Making: a review of evidence considering whether shared decision making is worthwhile

This review fromt he Health Foundation focuses specifically on shared decision making whereby patients and professionals wirk in partnership to make decisions about care when there is more than one good way forward. It contains an extensive bibliography of research and publications available in the subject area. 


The Galatean Risk and Safety Tool has been developed to monitor and manage health and wellbeing for mental health service users. It has been developed in partnership with clinicians, but is a tool which can also be used for self-assessment by service users. More information about the tool and it’s development available in this brochure and on the GRiST website.

Good Choice, Bad Choice: the barriers to choice review

This review was set up to answer the question: how do people use the choices they have been given in public services? In particular: how much are these choices used and valued by the most disadvantaged? The review included a call for evidence, a series of round tables around England, a literature review and an extensive survey by Ipsos MORI, the headline findings of which concluded that: Somewhere around half the population are currently choosing, but the difficulties vary between different services.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGB&T) Communities: A summary for Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The paper looks at the development of Joint Strategic Needs Assessments in the context of delivering services that are sensitive to the needs of of Lesbian, Gay , Bisexual and Trans (LGB&T) communities. It also outlines solutions which can be considered as part of the JSNA and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy process.

Getting it together for mental health care: Payment by Results, personalisation and whole system working

The paper considers how the two policy initiatives of Payment by Results (PbR) and personalisation need to be developed in tandem with one another, and in the context of whole system commissioning, if the aims of both are to be achieved.

It raises some questions for discussion about whether personalisation and PbR can meet the challenge of a more radical whole system approach and what impact success or failure will have on mental health services and outcomes for individuals. It concludes with some specific issues that need to be considered nationally and locally.

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