Introduction

The Mental Health Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) profile is an important component of the Mental Health JSNA toolkit; which also includes the following:

  • Knowledge guide for mental health JSNAs - offering expert advice and links to policy, evidence and additional data sources (to be published Spring 2017).
  • Meeting the need - what makes a 'good' JSNA for mental health - Report by the Centre for Mental Health.
  • A mental health JSNA stocktake - detailing current coverage of mental health JSNAs across the country (to be published Spring 2017).
  • Mental health primary prevention return on investment tool & report - developed by London School of Economics (to be published Spring 2017).

The profile's purpose is to support Health and Wellbeing Boards and others interested in producing local mental health JSNAs by providing access to metrics on prevalence, risk and protective factors, and activity in and quality of support and care provision. These metrics can be used to benchmark to meaningful comparison groups. The profile contains data at a lower organisational / geographical level - GP practice and ward - to enable comparison within as well as between local areas. 

The profile is a gateway to the other Mental Health profiles. More detail on specific conditions and client groups can be found in those.

It includes indicators at local authority (county, unitary and district), CCG, STP, GP and ward levels. Not all indicators are available at all levels. 

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.

Metrics are organised across six domains:

  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Risk Factors
  • Protective Factors
  • Services
  • Outcomes & Quality
  • Spending & Return on Investment

Supporting Documents

Recent updates

June 2016

Two indicators in the risk factors domain have been updated:

  • Long-term unemployment
  • Low birthweight of term babies

Two indicators in the protective factors domain have been updated:

  • Use of outdoor space for exercise/health
  • GCSEs achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths

Three indicators in the services domain have been updated:

  • Service users in hospital
  • People subject to mental health act
  • Admission to hospital for mental and behavioural disorders due to alcohol

Three indicators in the quality and outcomes domain have been updated:

  • Stable and appropriate accommodation
  • Gap in employment rate
  • Follow up after discharge

April 2017

We have added printable pdfs of the JSNA indicators at county / UA and CCG level. These can be accessed using the download function in the profile.

March 2017

The following new indicators have been added:

Risk factors

  • Smoking at time of delivery: % of mothers
  • Low birthweight of term babies: % of all live births
  • First time offenders: rate per 100,000 population

 Services

  • Contact with mental health or learning disability services: rate per 1,000 population aged 18+ (persons)
  • Contact with mental health or learning disability services: rate per 1,000 population aged 18+ (males)
  • Contact with mental health or learning disability services: rate per 1,000 population aged 18+ (females)
  • Contact with mental health or learning disability services: rate per 1,000 population aged 18-64
  • Contact with mental health or learning disability services: rate per 1,000 population aged 65+

Outcomes & Quality

  • Stable and appropriate accommodation: % of adults on CPA aged 18-69 (males)
  • Stable and appropriate accommodation: % of adults on CPA aged 18-69 (females)

February 2017

First version published