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 Blog Mental health funding in the 2018 Autumn Budget: the devil will be in the detail While the additional funding for mental health services announced in this week’s Budget is welcome, it will take more than money to deliver parity of esteem. Press release The King's Fund responds to the 2018 Budget Responding to today’s Budget, Richard Murray, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund, said, 'The social care system cannot continue to get by on last-minute, piecemeal funding announcements.' 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.