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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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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We've set out 10 key areas where mental health services need investment to meet the growing levels of need
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Our new briefing reviews evidence about the benefits of supported housing services that provide intermediate care between hospital and home for people with a mental illness.
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Evaluating the New Care Models for children and young people's mental health
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We explore the challenges faced by commissioners, and how their views compare with staff on the ground
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How can insights from economics help make decisions about mental health services?
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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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