Mental health Our work on mental health and mental health services Content Type Viewing: Our work Our work Publications Projects Blog posts Events Multimedia Press releases Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page 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. Report Quality improvement in mental health Quality improvement has a role to play in improving the quality of care in mental health services. Our report looks at what organisations need to do to implement a quality improvement approach effectively and the benefits this can bring. Report Mental health and new models of care: lessons from the vanguards This report argues that new care models and vanguards need to make more of opportunities to improve care through integrated approaches to mental health. Report Bringing together physical and mental health: A new frontier for integrated care Our report looks at the integration of physical and mental health. The authors discuss 10 areas that offer some of the biggest opportunities for improving quality and controlling costs. Online event The NHS long-term plan and mental health: a positive way forward? Paid event Mental health in primary and community care Audio Working 9 to 5: Poppy Jaman on mental health and the work–life balance What should employers be doing to keep us well? And what language should we use when we talk about mental health? Poppy Jaman OBE, Chief Executive of City Mental Health Alliance, chats with Helen McKenna about mental health in the workplace, and shares her advice for future leaders. 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. Report How is the NHS performing? December 2018 quarterly monitoring report Eight out of ten NHS trust finance directors say that funding pressures have led to longer waiting times for people who need mental health treatment, finds our latest quarterly monitoring report. Press release The King's Fund responds to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act Today's review signals the need for a culture shift, where the rights and dignity of patients come first. 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.' Integrating physical and mental health: resources from our learning network 25 local areas from across England took part in our learning network on integrating mental and physical health care, which provided a platform for sharing ideas and exploring how practical barriers to integration can be overcome. This page pulls together a selection of the presentations given at network meetings. Evidence and consultation APPG on Mental Health inquiry: into the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health This consultation response is our contribution to the APPG on Mental Health inquiry into the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. Video 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards: Seaview Project Seaview Project improves the quality of life for homeless and insecurely housed people in Hastings and St Leonards, East Sussex. Blog Improving population mental health: five lessons from Liverpool Chris Naylor shares key lessons from a recent event in Liverpool on better mental health programmes. Blog Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision – our response Helen Gilburt evaluates the government's plan to transform children and young people's mental health provision. 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. Physical health checks for people with severe mental illness People with a severe mental illness die 15 to 20 years earlier than the general population, mainly from natural causes such as cardiovascular disease, endocrine disorder and respiratory failure. In the vast majority of cases, these early deaths could be avoided through timely diagnosis and treatment. Paid event Better mental health for all: a system-wide approach to prevention and promotion Blog Uses of the Mental Health Act: is the data fit for purpose? How reliable is the data collected about detentions under the Mental Health Act? Veena Raleigh looks at the data quality issues and their implications. Blog Reducing inequalities in children and young people’s mental health With the publication of the government’s Green Paper on child and adolescent mental health, Jill Roberts looks at how it tackles the issues around inequalities. Video Gary Belkin: Improving population mental health - Thrive NYC Gary Belkin shares lessons from New York City’s public health approach to changing the way people think about mental health, and how the government and local partners provide care. Got a question? Ask a librarianReading listInpatient mental health services reading list A selected list of references held by The King's Fund library. Reading listImproving access to mental health services reading list A selected list of references held by The King's Fund library. TopicGeneral practice: Our work on GPs and general practiceReading listIntegrated approaches to mental health A selected list of references held by The King's Fund library.