Duration of contact between the patient and NHS mental health services England 2018

A survey of NHS mental health service users in England in 2018 showed that almost 40 percent of respondents had been in contact with mental heath services for between one and five years. A further thirteen percent had been in contact with NHS mental health services for between six and ten years, while 29 percent had been in contact for more than ten years.

Length of time that patients have been in contact with NHS mental health services in England as of 2018*

Share of responses
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Sources

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

September to November 2018

Number of respondents

11,592 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

People who received care or treatment for a mental health condition

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Survey question was worded: "Overall, how long have you been in contact with NHS mental health services?"
Respondents who stated that they didn't know / couldn't remember or are no longer in contact with NHS mental health services have been excluded.

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