• 28Oct

    Mental Health Bulletin, Annual Report 2014-15

    HSCIC (Health & Social Care Information Centre) have published their 2014-15 annual Mental Health Bulletin.

    The bulletin aims to provide a comprehensive picture of people who used adult secondary mental health and learning disability services.

    Key findings for 2014/15 include:

    • 1,835,996 people were in contact with mental health and learning disability services at some point in the year. This means that 3,617 people  per 100,000 of the population in England accessed mental health and learning disability services (approximately one person in 28).
    • 7 per cent (103,840) of people in contact with mental health and learning disability services spent time in hospital during 2014/15. This is a decrease compared to 2013/14, when 6.0 per cent (105,270) of people in contact with mental health services spent time in hospital and is a continuation of the trend seen in earlier years.
    • The Black or Black British group had the highest proportion of people who had spent time in hospital in the year, which meant that 12.7 people per 100 who were in contact with mental health and learning disability services from this ethnic group spent at least one night in hospital in the year. This is higher than the figure for any of the other ethnic groups and more than double the figure for the White ethnic group.
    • Approximately one in five people aged 90 and over were in contact with mental health and learning disability services.
    • NHS Bury CCG had the highest standardised access rate to mental health and learning disability services at 9,350 people per 100,000 of the population and NHS South Gloucestershire CCG had the lowest at 2,080.
    • Women who spend time in mental health hospitals were more likely to be detained than men. For every 100 female inpatients, there were 41.9 detentions, compared to 38.5 among male inpatients.
    • People from the Black or Black British ethnic group were more likely than other ethnic groups to be detained, with 56.9 detentions per 100 inpatients.

    You can read more and access the full report here.