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 service users, to build a mental health Five Year Forward View.

Case studies

Find out more about how mental health care across the NHS is changing and developing to better meet people’s needs.


As the population ages and people live for longer, dementia has become one of the most important health and care issues.

Latest news and blogs about mental health

Being there when mental health patients need us – Kate Chartres

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In the last of our series of blogs about the Mental Health Implementation Plan launched earlier this week, nurse consultant Kate Chartres discusses how the model of liaison at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust supports patients through specialist clinics for people with co-morbid physical and mental health conditions: I have the pleasure of […]

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health - Paul Farmer

The independent chair of the Mental Health Taskforce Paul Farmer discusses the priorities of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. You can also see a snapshot of some of the work going on around the country to improve care across the NHS.

Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health


In July 2016, NHS England published an Implementation Plan to set out the actions required to deliver the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. The Implementation Plan brings together all the health delivery partners to ensure there is cross-system working to meet the recommendations made by the Mental Health Taskforce.

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