The profile aims to help develop an understanding of children and young people's mental health and wellbeing at a local level and to support an intelligence-driven approach. The profile collates and presents a wide range of data, developed from a variety of relevant, robust sources. The profile provides a set of tools that allow planners, providers and stakeholders to profile their area and benchmark against similar populations. The aim is to provide information for improvement, not judgement.

Tool structure

The children and young people's mental health and wellbeing profiling tool brings together a range of data, presented in the form of indicators, which are divided into six topic areas:

  • Identification of need
  • Protective Factors
  • Primary prevention:adversity
  • Primary prevention:vulnerability
  • Services
  • Exploring inequality

A number of geographies are available with which to view each indicator and these include NHS geographies such as clinical commissioning group (CCG), integrated care board (ICB), and local government geographies such as upper tier local authority (UTLA) and regions, as well as England level data.

Supporting information

The mental health intelligence network provides a range of additional intelligence products with which to assist health professionals in key decision-making. The range of information, when used alongside the profile may enable and improve decisions about local services. Further information can be found at:

Contact us

For enquiries and feedback relating to the mental health intelligence profiles, please email: