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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Economics can help to inform public policy and commissioning if it is used wisely, says new briefing

The first briefing from the Mental Health Economics Collaborative looks at economic theories and how they can be applied to decision-making about public policy and service commissioning

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