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 Pagination Previous page Next page 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 Blog Securing money to improve mental health care... but no staff to spend it on Ambitions to improve the quality of mental health care will fail if they are not accompanied by plans to address staff shortages. Helen Gilburt looks at the effect of staff shortages on staff, patients and quality of care. Blog Party conference season: the key announcements on health and social care As this year’s party conference season comes to a close, what have we learned about the main parties’ priorities for health and social care? Richard Murray weighs up the key commitments, from funding and the NHS workforce to social care reform. Long read The NHS long-term plan explained On 7 January, the NHS long-term plan was published setting out key ambitions for the service over the next 10 years. In this explainer, we set out the main commitments in the plan and provide our view of what they might mean, highlighting the opportunities and challenges for the health and care system as it moves to put the plan into practice. Press release Mental health funding squeeze has lengthened waiting times, say NHS finance leads Our latest quarterly monitoring report also finds that despite NHS England meeting its commitment to increase its investment in mental health, nearly a quarter of mental health trusts recorded a reduction in income between 2016/17 and 2017/18.