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.

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Our third forecasting briefing predicts how many people may need mental health support as a result of the pandemic
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Six key proposals for improving mental health in England in the wake of its biggest health crisis for a generation
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How can insights from economics help make decisions about mental health services?
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Explore how economic theory impacts public service commissioning through our series of short videos
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A crash-course in some of the main economic theories used in public service commissioning
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Effective diversion requires some up-front investment in dedicated liaison and diversion teams working in police stations and courts.
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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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Investing in children's mental health services will bring a lifetime of benefits to young people, their families, communities and the economy as a whole.
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The total cost of mental health problems in England in 2009/10 was £105.2 billion.
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This report provides the most up-to-date economic evidence to support the business case for investment in effective, recovery-focused services.
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