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

Coping with a veteran’s mental health issues

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week Carolyn Stirling-Yeatman, whose husband Jim has been diagnosed with multi-complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), discusses the mental health of veterans and the help and support they both receive from the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service: ‘Leave him,’ they said.  So many people trying to offer advice. That was […]