Mental Health Economics Collaborative

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

Economic theories relevant to public service provision

March 2019
A crash-course in some of the main economic theories used in public service commissioning

Economic theories relevant to public service provision – video series

March 2019
Explore how economic theory impacts public service commissioning through our series of short videos

A new approach to complex needs

September 2019
Could the NHS better support people with persistent physical symptoms of illness in primary care?

Economic theories relevant to public service provision (Part 2)

December 2019
How can insights from economics help make decisions about mental health services?

Bringing care back home

March 2020
Evaluating the New Care Models for children and young people’s mental health

Mental health and housing

February 2021
The feasibility of calculating an investment case

Now or never

July 2021
A systemic investment review of mental health care in England

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