Mental Health Watch

We’ve launched a new website which will keep you and everyone interested in mental health care in touch with how well the mental health system in England is performing.

Whatever your interest in mental health care, Mental Health Watch will help you track trends and assess progress - locally, regionally and across the country.

The site uses 25 key indicators to measure the health of mental health. We've divided these into six themes - Access, Care, Finance, Leadership, Quality and Workforce.

The site allows you to browse the indicators and interrogate the data - many of the indicators allow you to track trends at CCG, STP level or nationally.

The data on many of the indicators is drawn from NHS England's quarterly dashboard. Some data is drawn from NHS Digital, and updated monthly.

And some indicators are drawn from a panel of just over 600 psychiatrists across the NHS in England, who we survey four times a year to gauge the views of people working in the trusts, delivering services.

Other indicators use data from the NHS Staff Survey, Care Quality Commission, NHS Improvement and Open Prescribing.

Tell your MP

As we are proud of the new site we want as many people to know about it as possible. We would like your help to let your local MP know all about Mental Health Watch. All you need to do is click on this link and type in your postcode and it will bring up a ready made email to send to your MP to encourage them to give the site a try.

Watch the video

Watch this video on how the site works then go to the site and try it for yourself.

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