Five Year Forward View

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (FYFV-MH) sets out the national plans for improving and expanding care until 2021. 

Professor Sir Simon Wessely (RCPsych past-President) was a member of the independent Mental Health Taskforce, which produced the FYFV-MH in February 2016.  

All 58 recommendations were accepted by the Government in January 2017, including commitments to ensure access to high quality services for 1 million more people of all ages, and an additional £1bn of mental health funding by 2020/21.

You can also access the research we have carried out on various aspects of mental health spending and services below.

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