Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Profiles

The Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Profiling Tool 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 risk, prevalence and detail (including cost data) on those services that support children with, or vulnerable to, mental illness. 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.

Note: Currently a limited range of data relating to health services are presented pending the implementation of the CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) minimum dataset.

Tool structure - data are presented under the headings Risk and Related Factors, Prevalence, Health, Social Care and Education. Within this they are grouped by geography (predominantly local authority but also Clinical Commissioning Group) and then ordered by topic (e.g. risk associated with children, then families, then parents or social care data on children in need, then looked after children, then children on the child protection register).

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.

Geography: Top tier and lower tier Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England

Organisation: Public Health England (PHE)

External link:

profiles: The East Sussex Profile published in August 2017 is available below.  Lower tier local authorities and CCGs are only available from the link above


East Sussex profile, August 2017 (Adobe PDF, 2.8MB) (opens new window)

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