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.


Effective diversion requires some up-front investment in dedicated liaison and diversion teams working in police stations and courts.
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A wide range of interventions improve children's mental health but also lead to substantial economic benefits.
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Mental health problems cost employers nearly £35 billion each year. That's about £1,300 per employee.
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The total cost of mental health problems in England in 2009/10 was £105.2 billion.
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Psychiatric liaison services provide mental health care to people being treated for physical health conditions in general hospitals.
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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

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