Economics

Economic analysis is often at the heart of our work, demonstrating the human and financial costs of mental health problems and the clear benefits of faster and better responses to people’s needs.


Liaison and diversion: the economic case

Effective diversion requires some up-front investment in dedicated liaison and diversion teams working in police stations and courts.

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Investing in children's mental health

A wide range of interventions improve children's mental health but also lead to substantial economic benefits.

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Employment: the economic case

Mental health problems cost employers nearly £35 billion each year. That's about £1,300 per employee.

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Economic and social costs of mental health problems

The total cost of mental health problems in England in 2009/10 was £105.2 billion.

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Mental health during and after pregnancy

Perinatal mental health problems have a long-term cost of £8.1 billion for each year of births in the UK.

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Providing welfare advice in mental health services

Specialist welfare advice is likely to save mental health services money by improving people’s health and reducing hospital admissions.

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The economic case for treating childhood behavioural problems

The benefits of tested interventions far outweigh the costs and have a life-long impact on the children, families and society.

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