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.

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

Mental health makes you human, not unwell

On World Mental Health Day (October 10), Dr Ilan Ben-Zion, a Clinical Psychologist in London, blogs about the #ihavementalhealth awareness campaign he launched on the @NHS account earlier this year. I’m not brave. I’m not speaking out. I’m just a human, talking about being human. Having worked in mental health services for around 10 years, […]