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Demography of mental health problems

Be sure to catch festival follow ups: They include mental health

Over the next 2 months, the home pages on this MHFE website and the equalitiestoolkit and healthy FE websites will contain a series of different Festival of #Identities follow-up box sets. Each explores a different aspect of identities through a pan-equalities lens and will be on show for 10 days only.

Covid-19 FE Rapid Response

 Landing page for the #C19 rapid response project, including the Padlet where we need you to share what you are doing.


Public Health England Health Profiles and online health profiles tool

The Health Profiles have been produced annually since 2006, providing a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. The aim of the Health Profiles has been to improve the availability and accessibility of health and health related information whilst helping local government and health services make plans to improve local people's health and reduce health inequalities.

Poverty and decision-making: How behavioural science can improve opportunity in the UK

third of the UK population spent at least one year in relative income poverty between 2011 and 2014. In this literature review the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) explores how individual decisions in shaping people’s experiences of poverty in the UK and to identify the drivers of these decisions. 

Mental health and wellbeing in England: Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2014


This link is to the latest edition of the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey

Physical healthcare for people with mental health problems

Screenshot of the cover of DH publication: Physical healthcare for people with mental health problemsPublished on 20 May by Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England,

New RCPsych work and mental health webpages

Launched on 14th June 2011, Work and Mental Health,  is a  new online resource on the Royal College of Psychiatrists' website, aimed at employers and others supporting people to return to work after a period of mental ill-health. It has been developed in partnership with DWP.

State of the nation report: poverty, worklessness and welfare dependency in the UK

The Coalition Government's report  on  poverty and inequalities in the UK which was described as setting the context for the government's programme of welfare reform. It includes data on the particular concerns around the state of mental health in the UK, e.g.

Paying the Price: The cost of mental health care in England to 2026

This King's Fund publication is designed to encourage informed debate about the future nature and shape of mental health services in England. The authors suggest that unless the right level of investment in mental health serives is made 'we will all pay the price'  in wasted resources and wasted lives.

 The executive dummary and full report can be downloaded from the King's Fund website. The full report includes chapters on the following conditions:

Shift website and resources

This link will take you to the main Shift website. Shift  was set up in 2004  to tackle stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues in England. It  built on the mind out for mental health campaign, which ran from 2001 to April 2004 and was part of the National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU). NMHDU and Shift ceased on 31st March 2011.

Shift's work and the resources it produced focused on the following:


Key useful resources produced included:


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