Introduction

Welcome to the Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Profiling Tool. It has been developed to support an intelligence driven approach to understanding and meeting need. It collates and analyses a wide range of publically available data on: prevalence, protective factors, primary prevention (adversity and vulnerability) and finance. It provides commissioners, service providers, clinicians, services users and their families with the means to benchmark their area against similar populations and gain intelligence about what works.

Note: The profile is in a period of phased updates. Currently there are no indicators for early intervention, services and clinical outcomes, this will be made available later in the year using data for children and young people from the Mental Health Services Dataset.

Tool structure - indicators are presented in 5 domains:

  • Identification of need
  • Protective factors
  • Primary prevention: Adversity
  • Primary prevention: Vulnerability
  • Finance 

Within this domains, indicators are grouped by geography (predominantly county and local authority but also Clinical Commissioning Group) and then ordered by topic (e.g.adversity associated with poverty, abuse and neglect, family difficulties and parental difficulties).

Additional domains  will be included in Phase 2 to include indicators covering early intervention, services and clinical outcomes based on the Mental Health Services Dataset.

Tool content - data are drawn from many sources and vary by time period, population and presentation of values. Care should be taken with interpretation. Detailed meta data and any caveats are set out in the Definitions section.

Data quality - indicators are included if viewed as robust, of sufficient quality, or they offer an important element that could not be otherwise gained. Each indicator has been assessed and labelled with its quality rank.

Supporting Documents

Recent updates

July 2017

Release of phase 1 re-developed profile.

If you have any questions or need advice please contact us at mhdnin@phe.gov.uk