Details information on services (both inpatient and community based) provided to clients with a mental illness or learning disability.

Mental health

Mental health is a level of psychological well-being. A mental disorder is a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes either suffering or an impaired ability to function in ordinary life (disability), and which is not developmentally or socially normative.

Mental disorders are generally defined by a combination of how a person feels, acts, thinks or perceives. This may be associated with particular regions or functions of the brain or rest of the nervous system, often in a social context.

Learning disability

A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life.

Current publication

Mental Health and Learning Disability Inpatients (2019/20) statistical tables planned for Wednesday 19th August 2020 has been delayed.  The new proposed date for publication is Wednesday 23rd September 2020. 

Previous publications

Additional information

Information on clients in the mental health and learning disability programmes of care is collected for the following social care services:

Most children's social care publications include information on mental health.

Information sources

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