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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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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Mental health problems cost employers nearly £35 billion each year. That's about £1,300 per employee.
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The benefits of tested interventions far outweigh the costs and have a life-long impact on the children, families and society.
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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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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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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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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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Many forms of prevention and early intervention in mental health are outstandingly good value for money and radically improve the quality of people's lives.
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What's it Worth Now? estimates of social and economic costs of mental health problems in Scotland, with a particular focus on the employment-related costs.
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