Mental Health Dashboard published - Department of Health

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The Department of Health has published the first annual mental health dashboard, which gathers the best information available to show progress against the objectives set out in the ‘No health without mental health’ strategy.

The dashboard provides a clear, concise picture of mental health outcomes. It includes information on:

  • Mental health services
  • The physical wellbeing of people with mental health problems
  • Experiences of stigma and discrimination

The dashboard is for reference and use by anyone working in the care and support system.

Download the Mental Health Dashboard report here

The government's ‘No health without mental health’ strategy sets clear objectives to improve mental health outcomes. For the first time, this dashboard brings together relevant measures from a wide range of sources to show us the progress being made against these objectives, and to give a clear, concise picture of mental health outcomes as a whole.

The dashboard draws only on existing, publicly available sources of information. It is not intended to hold individual organisations to account.

The dashboard covers the full, wide scope of the strategy and aims to provide a balanced picture across all six of the strategy’s objectives.

It therefore focuses not only on mental health services, but also on the mental wellbeing of the whole population, the physical health of people with mental health problems, people’s experience of care and experience of stigma and discrimination. The measures which make up the dashboard have been chosen for their relevance to these objectives.

The dashboard includes those measures which are most relevant or important for mental health outcomes as a whole, not necessarily those which will be easiest, or even possible, for specific organisations (public services or other organisations) to affect. It focuses primarily on the outcomes we want to achieve, rather than how they will be achieved, or by whom.

The main purpose of the dashboard is to bring the best information we have about mental health outcomes together in one place, as a resource for everyone with an interest in improving these outcomes.