How mental health impacts life expectancy

RSA Open Public Services Network, November 2015

The RSA OSPN (Open Public Services Network) is an innovative programme providing independent assessment of government and public services performance data.

This project was funded by the Cabinet Office and we worked with Mind to map mental health inequalities across the UK.  Their interactive tool, ‘Living a Long Life? How Mental Health Impacts Life Expectancy’ gives service users and the public access to data highlighting how well local health providers are looking after people with mental health conditions. Local areas across England are banded on how well they support mental health service users.

Click here to view the interactive website.

Click here to view their report ‘Getting the message on mental health’.

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Gap in life expectancy between rich and poor shrinks, new report finds

The King’s Fund, August 2015

The gap in life expectancy between the richest 10 per cent and the poorest 10 per cent shrank by 2.5 years between 1999 and 2010, a new report by the King’s Fund has found. The report, which builds on Professor Sir Michael Marmot’s ground-breaking research into health inequalities, is the first time that the relationship between life expectancy and income has been analysed over time at this level of detail.

Click here for further information and to download the report.