Reports and research

Access our independent systematic reviews, evaluations of mental health services/interventions, and reports that we have developed with other organisations.

View or download the published documents below, and find out more about the evaluations that we are working on.

Our reports contain recommendations and practical help for mental health services by describing the culture and initiatives of services that lead by example in how they work and what they do.

Systematic reviews

Rapid reviews

We produce rapid systematic reviews of the evidence:

View and download the review that assesses evidence of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the incidence and prevalence of mental health problems in the UK. The review also identifies potential risk factors related to the planning of mental health service provision.


We carry out evaluations of mental health services and interventions:

Evaluations in progress and in development

Evaluation of the delivery of a physical activity programme in IAPT services in Camden & Islington and Nottingham city for Sport England.


We write reports on specific areas of mental health care, commissioned by other organisations:

'All Age Crisis Care: Recommendations and Positive Practice' makes recommendations for the improvement and delivery of high-quality mental health care. It describes exemplar services and initiatives that demonstrate those recommendations in practice.

Find out more and download the report here.

'A Happy, Healthy Workplace: Workforce Wellbeing, Recruitment and Retention in Mental Health Services' identifies seven key aspects of staff health and wellbeing, with positive practice examples from services for each recommendation. It gives practical advice and highlights some excellent initiatives from statutory, voluntary and emergency mental health services.

Find out more and download the report here.


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