Topic: 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.

Universal basic income: myths, money and mental health

Economist Frederico Cardoso explains the difference a universal basic income could make to people’s mental health, financial concerns and quality of life

Type: Blog

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Time for action

This report with the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition explores how we can end the postcode lottery in mental health support for children and young people through strategic investment

Type: Publication

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Now or never

We’ve set out 10 key areas where mental health services need investment to meet the growing levels of need

Type: Publication

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Mental health and housing

Supported housing services provide a bridge to independent living after hospital, and can both improve people’s lives and reduce the costs of mental health care

Type: Publication

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Covid-19 and the nation’s mental health: October 2020

Our third forecasting briefing predicts how many people may need mental health support as a result of the pandemic

Type: Publication

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A Spending Review for wellbeing

Six key proposals for improving mental health in England in the wake of its biggest health crisis for a generation

Type: Publication

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Bringing care back home

Evaluating the New Care Models for children and young people’s mental health

Type: Publication

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Economic theories relevant to public service provision (Part 2)

How can insights from economics help make decisions about mental health services?

Type: Publication

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Mental Health Economics Collaborative

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 Social Services Research Unit. MHEC aims to support the identification and spread of innovative approaches delivering high quality, efficient mental health services. Together, we aim to highlight

Type: Page

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Economic theories and public services: video series

Explore how economic theory impacts public service commissioning through our series of short videos

Type: Publication

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