The mental health and wellbeing joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) profiles are part of themental health and wellbeing JSNA toolkit. This includes:

  • expert advice
  • links to policy
  • evidence
  • additional data sources

The goal of these profiles and toolkit is to support health and wellbeing boards and others interested in producing local mental health and wellbeing JSNAs. The profiles provide access to metrics that professionals can use to benchmark to meaningful comparison groups. The metrics are on:

  • prevalence
  • risk and protective factors
  • care provision (both activity volumes and quality and outcome metrics)

Mental Health and Wellbeing JSNA Data

Data are organised across 6 topics:

To enable comparison within as well as between local areas, indicators are presented at:

  • local authority (county, unitary and district)
  • ward
  • Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)
  • Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • GP practice levels 

Data comes from several sources and varies by time period, population and presentation of value.

Interpretation of data should be done carefully. Detailed meta data and any caveats are set out in the definitions section. Not all indicators are available at all levels. 


In addition to the subject of mental health, the profile also includes information on wellbeing. For more information, visit the wellbeing page.

Supporting documents

Indicator list mental health and wellbeing JSNA:profile content at a glance