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Mental health

In 2013-14 over 1.7 million adults accessed NHS services for severe or enduring mental health problems. In 2013-14, 947,640 people were referred into Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services for common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders.

Mental Health Psychological Therapy

Our information helps the NHS to:

  • monitor and plan mental health services effectively
  • investigate the impact and coverage of mental health services at a local level
  • inform groups of people from clinicians to the public

Statistical publications


Data collections and data sets


Services, tools and other supporting information

Data Access Request Service: find information about the improved process for customers to access our wide range of health and social care information, products, and services.

Mental Health news and service updates: stakeholders can learn about mental health data sets developed and analysed at HSCIC, specifically MHSDS, MHLDDS, IAPT and CAMHS. The portal focuses on the following areas:

  • Maintenance of Data Set Standards
  • Publication news
  • Events

Indicator Portal: this brings a range of health indicators together in one place. Providing quick and easy access to hundreds of indicators, it's a valuable information resource for all health and social care professionals, not just information specialists.


Systems 

Mental health data collections rely on various IT infrastructures, information systems and standards, to ensure information flows efficiently and securely. These include, but are not limited to:

Read more about HSCIC Systems.


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