Impact assessment

No Health Without Mental Health: impact assessment

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Describes interventions based on work by the London School of Economics and sets out their expected cost savings for the NHS, and the wider public sector.



Mental health problems are common (affecting 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 10 children). Access to services is unequal and rates of illness are unevenly distributed, with higher rates in excluded groups. To deal with these problems effectively and efficiently requires a co-ordinated central cross-government focus, supporting local action, to achieve clearer parity of esteem between mental and physical health services.