Is mental health care improving?
- Document type
- Dormon, Felicity
- Health Foundation
- Date of publication
- 1 March 2015
- Mental health services
- Social welfare
- Material type
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This overview uses the available data to assess the quality of health care services for people with mental health problems in England. It focuses on three different groups: adults with common mental health problems, adults with severe and enduring mental health problems, and children and young people. It is concluded that:
- The availability of services for adults with common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety disorders, is improving.
- Demand for secondary care (which generally treats people with severe mental health problems) is increasing, and there is evidence to suggest services are becoming less accessible and treatment more coercive
- There is very little national information about mental health services for children and young people, and what information there is suggests quality is declining.
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