Welcome to the Common Mental Health Disorders 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, risk, prevention, early intervention, assessment, treatment, outcomes and service costs. 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.

Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health

One in six adults have had a common mental health problem in the last week – many of these can be prevented. Organisations are signing up to PHE’s Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health, to commit to tackling mental health problems and promoting good mental health.



Tool structure - data are presented under the headings Risk and Related Factors, Prevalence, Services, and Quality and Outcomes. Within they are grouped by geography (Clinical Commissioning Group, Sustainability and Transformation Partnership or local authority) and then ordered by topic (e.g. primary care followed by secondary care).

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