This release presents experimental statistics from the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS), using final submissions for April 2016 and provisional submissions for May 2016. This is the fourth monthly release from the dataset, which replaces the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Dataset (MHLDDS).
Because of the scope of the changes to the dataset (resulting in the name change to MHSDS and the new name for these monthly reports) it will take time to re-introduce all possible measures that were previously part of the MHLDS Monthly Reports. Additional measures will be added to this report in the coming months. Further details about these changes and the consultation that informed were announced in November. From January 2016 the release includes information on people in children and young people’s mental health services, including CAMHS, for the first time. Learning disabilities services have been included since September 2014.