Mental health spending in the English NHS
Around one in every ten pounds spent by the Department of Health in England goes on mental health in the NHS.
Has the number of teenage girls self-harming doubled?
The number of hospital admissions for girls under 18 because of self-harm increased by around 84% between 1997/98 and 2016/17.
What age do mental health conditions develop at?
A New Zealand study of those born in the early 1970s, throughout their lives found that around 50% of those with mental health conditions by age 26 had developed them by age 14 and 75% by age 18.
Mental health: there are fewer beds, nurses and psychiatry trainees than in 2010
The number of mental health beds and nurses have decreased since 2010, and there are fewer psychiatrists in training.
Millennial malaise: unhealthier than their parents?
Generational health improvements are being undermined by instability and loneliness among millennials, a report says.
Exam stress for school children
Exam stress clearly affects children in the UK, and there’s some evidence from counselling services and school leaders that it’s a growing problem.
Mental health during pregnancy
Around one in four pregnant mothers studied by King’s College London had a mental health disorder, but the study wasn’t designed to be representative of all pregnant women in the UK.
Mental health staff in the NHS
The number of mental health doctors and nurses in the NHS has been falling.
Mental health crisis care
Liaison psychiatry is available in nearly all A&Es in England. More than half of these are 24/7, but the extent of care provision still varies across them.
NHS spending on mental health
NHS England spent £11.6 billion on mental health in 2016/17.
Mental health: staff working in talking therapies
Staff numbers working in the talking therapies programme for people with anxiety and depression have risen by at least 2,850 since 2012.
Were no psychiatric beds available anywhere in England at the weekend?
NHS England says this isn’t correct, though there are no published figures. On previous occasions mental health service providers have said no beds of particular types were available.
The number of detentions under the Mental Health Act is rising
The number of people detained under the Mental Health Act has increased by 47% in ten years.
One in four? How many people suffer from a mental health problem
It's widely claimed that one in four people suffer from a mental health problem. But it's often misunderstood where the figure comes from and what it means.
Are mental health nurse numbers down?
There are 5,000 fewer mental health nurses since 2010, using a broader definition of mental health nurses used by NHS Digital, there are 7,000 fewer.
Conservative Manifesto: Mental health
We've factchecked claims from Theresa May's speech at the Conservative party manifesto launch.
What is parity of esteem?
The government wants to achieve equality between the physical and mental health services provided to people, but it’s not there yet.
What did the courts rule on PIP?
The recent tribunal ruling on the disability benefit PIP was about the interpretation and application of the language of existing regulations.
Fewer doctors and nurses working in mental health
There are fewer nurses and doctors specialising in mental health now than in 2010.
Has the number of people using mental health services increased?
Changes to the way these figures are gathered means we don’t know for sure how the number of people accessing mental health services has changed between 2010/11 and 2014/15.