The profile aims to help develop an understanding of co-occurring substance misuse and mental health issues 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 co-occurring substance misuse and mental health issues profiling tool brings together a range of data, presented in the form of indicators, which are divided into four topic areas:

  • Risk and related factors
  • Alcohol, drugs and tobacco
  • Mental health prevalence and services
  • Mortality indicators

A number of geographies are available with which to view each indicator and these include local government geographies such as upper tier local authority (UTLA) and regions, as well as England level data.

Supporting information

We provide 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 resources can be found at:

Contact us

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