Open access Youth Mental Health: New Economic Evidence

Martin Knapp, Vittoria Ardino, Nicola Brimblecombe, Sara Evans-Lacko, Valentina Iemmi, Derek King, Tom Snell (2016)

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Available online: 11 February 2016

Abstract
This report examines the economic challenges of youth mental health problems in England. The main focus is on adolescents and young adults. We summarise findings from a review of the international evidence on the economic impact of youth mental health services, an analysis of the economic implications of youth mental health problems – including the failure to recognise or treat them – and an evaluation of two models of youth mental health service provision in England. We make a number of recommendations.

This is the first study of the economic impact of youth mental health services in the UK.

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