Breadcrumb Home Publications Paying the Price: The cost of mental health care in England to 2026 This content relates to the following topics: Mental health NHS finances Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Recognising the significance of mental health in terms of both expenditure and the overall health of the population, The King's Fund commissioned a review.This report presents current and projected needs for mental health services and their related costs.It gives details on a number of specific disorders, including depression, schizophrenic disorders and dementia.Paying the Price suggests that without the right level and type of investment we will all pay the price – not just in wasted resources but also in wasted lives.This report should be used to encourage informed debate about the future nature and shape of mental health support. Related contentPress releaseMental illness in England cost £50 billion in 2007 A major year-long study into the cost of meeting the mental health needs of the nation over the next two decades is published today by the King’s Fund. Comments I am student of Anglia Ruskin pursuing MBA Healthcare Managent. Reply Link to comment Add your comment Your name Email (your email will not be made public) Your job/role Organisation Comment Post comment You may also be interested in Press release Mental health funding gap widens further The spending gap between NHS acute hospitals and NHS mental health providers widened further last year, our new report finds. Report Funding and staffing of NHS mental health providers: still waiting for parity Our report finds that the spending gap between NHS acute hospitals and NHS mental health providers is widening. Blog Trust finances raise concerns about the future of the Mental Health Taskforce recommendations New data shows that mandated increases in investment have failed to materialise on the front line of mental health care. Helen Gilburt considers what this means and the implications for future improvements. Case study 2: The National Service Framework for Mental Health in England Case study looking at the National Service Framework for Mental Health in England to support the case for a Transformation Fund for the NHS.