Cost-effective mental health initiatives

Public Health England has launched a new tool for local public health teams identifying the most cost effective mental health programmes. Included in these programmes are creative programmes which impact on older people’s isolation and adults’ workplace health.

The tool was developed in partnership with leading economists at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The programmes it identifies are proven to reduce the incidence and/or risk of mental health problems at all stages of life: children and young people, the working age population and older people. Mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK. The cost to the economy is estimated at £105 billion a year.

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