Poor mental health is one of the biggest challenges facing our society today. In the UK, one in four adults experience mental health problems in their lifetime, with one in six experiencing a diagnosable mental health problem in any one year.
The RSA OSPN (Open Public Services Network) is an innovative programme providing independent assessment of government and public services performance data.
This project was funded by the Cabinet Office and we worked with Mind to map mental health inequalities across England. We are working with statutory authorities to improve health outcomes by improving accountability at the community level and ensuring civic participation.
Our new interactive tool, 'Living a Long Life? How Mental Health Impacts Life Expectancy' gives service users and the public access to data highlighting how well local health providers are looking after people with mental health conditions. We’ve banded local areas across England, rating how well they support mental health service users.
By typing in your postcode you will be able to access our ratings and help close the gap between mental and physical health users by joining forces with Healthwatch, the national patient champion help close the gap in life outcomes for those with mental health conditions.
Read our report: Getting the message on mental health