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.

Economic theories relevant to public service provision

A crash-course in some of the main economic theories used in public service commissioning

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Mental health at work: The business costs ten years on

The cost of mental health problems to UK employers was almost £35 billion last year.

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Priorities for mental health

Following the Taskforce report’s publication last month, Priorities for mental health sets out nine areas for service improvement where there is good evidence of cost-effective interventions.

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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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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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Investing in children’s mental health

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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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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Investing in recovery

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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Bridging the gap

A rebalancing of health and care resources is needed to ensure no one is denied the mental or physical health care they need.

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Economic evaluation of a liaison psychiatry service

This report examines the costs and benefits of an award-winning service based at Birmingham City Hospital. The service offers comprehensive, round-the-clock mental health support to all adult patients in the hospital.

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