The Mental Health Economics Collaborative (MHEC) is an exciting partnership between the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network, Centre for Mental Health and the London School of Economics Personal Social Services Research Unit.
MHEC aims to support the identification and spread of innovative approaches delivering high quality, efficient mental health services.
Together, we aim to highlight the importance of economic measures of success and provide the opportunity to test, prove and celebrate promising service models.
Our ambition is to stimulate change by steering investment to where it can relieve pressure on the system and make a real difference for people with mental health problems.
Publications of the Mental Health Economics Collaborative
A crash-course in some of the main economic theories used in public service commissioning
Explore how economic theory impacts public service commissioning through our series of short videos
Could the NHS better support people with persistent physical symptoms of illness in primary care?
How can insights from economics help make decisions about mental health services?
Evaluating the New Care Models for children and young people’s mental health
The feasibility of calculating an investment case
A systemic investment review of mental health care in England