Community Mental Health Profiles 2013
The Community Mental Health Profiles (CMHP) 2013 present a range of mental health information for local authorities in England. The CMHP are designed to give an overview of mental health risks, prevalence and services at a local, regional and national level using an interactive mapping tool. The data should be used to inform commissioners of health and social care services in their decision making, leading to the improvement of mental health, and mental health services.
One in four people in the UK will suffer a mental health problem in the course of a year (1). The cost of mental health problems to the economy in England have recently been estimated at £105 billion, and treatment costs are expected to double in the next 20 years (2). Mental health is high on the government’s agenda, with a new strategy, ‘No Health without Mental Health’, published by the Department of Health in 2011. The strategy takes a cross government approach with a focus on outcomes for people with mental illness. The indicators included in the Community Mental Health Profiles have been specifically selected to reflect the strategy. Further work is planned to develop indicators and feedback from users is welcomed.
The individual local authority profiles comprise 31 mental health indicators covering the following themes:
- Wider determinants of health
- Risk factors
- Levels of mental health and illness
Notice: Change to some indicators published in the Community Mental Health Profiles
Some indicators published in the Community Mental Health Profiles on the 21st January have been updated. We have also changed the methodology for some indicators so please be aware that some values for your Local Authority may be different in this version compared to the previous release.
Indicators that are different include:
- Indicator 1 - Percentage of 16-18 year olds not in employment, education or training, 2011. Values for Kingston upon Hull and Kingston upon Thames have been updated.
- Indicator 5 - Directly Standardised Rate of hospital admissions for alcohol attributable conditions, rate per 1000 population 2010/11. This has been updated using 2011/12 and is just a crude rate. Once publication of the 2011/12 directly standardised rate has been finalised these profiles will be updated.
- Indicator 12 - Ratio of recorded to expected prevalence of dementia, 2010/11. The significance polarity has been changed.
- Indicator 15 - Directly standardised rate for hospital admissions for mental health, 2009/10 to 2011/12. This has been updated to exclude Primary Diagnosis from the methodology so affects all Local Authorities.
- Indicator 31- Excess under 75 mortality rate in adults with serious mental illness, 2010/11. The value for York has been updated.
Select an area from the list below:
- East Midlands
- East of England
- Barking and Dagenham
- Hammersmith and Fulham
- Kensington and Chelsea
- Kingston upon Thames
- Richmond upon Thames
- Tower Hamlets
- Waltham Forest
- North East
- North West
- South East
- South West
- West Midlands
- Yorkshire and The Humber
Metadata about all the indicators is available in the about the indicators guide.