Mental health

One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do.

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Children and young people

Our ambition is to support CCGs to work with partners to build effective mental health services for children and young people.


We aim to transform mental health services by 2020, with an ambition of putting mental health on an equal footing to physical health.

Mental Health Taskforce

Bringing together health and care leaders and experts, including people using services, to build a mental health Five Year Forward View.

News and blogs

Improving access to psychological therapies and long term conditions: what do the evaluations tell us?

New evaluations show that improving mental health treatment for people with long term conditions such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease leads to better outcomes for patients and reduced costs for the NHS. Professor David M Clark, one of the founders of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT), examines the findings. Around 40% of […]