Mental health and wellbeing: JSNA toolkit

Links mental health data, policy and knowledge to help planners understand needs within the local population and assess local services.


Mental health and wellbeing JSNA profile

1. About the mental health and wellbeing JSNA toolkit

2. Mental health: environmental factors

3. Mental health: population factors

4. Perinatal mental health

5. Children and young people

6. Working age adults

7. Living well in older years


This guidance supports health and wellbeing boards and others interested in producing local mental health joint strategic needs assessments (JSNAs). It helps people to consider factors that affect mental health and wellbeing and to identify some of the main data, information and knowledge that local areas may use to build a picture of need.

The toolkit combines:

Published 30 August 2017
Last updated 25 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Perinatal mental health', 'Working age adults', 'Children and young people' and 'Living well in older years' guidance. Revised and retitled 'Understanding place' and 'Understanding people' as 'Mental health: environmental factors' and 'Mental health: population factors'.

  2. First published.