More cases of psychosis and schizophrenia now end up in hospital rather than being treated in the community, it said.
Rethink Mental Illness published the report with the London School of Economics.
Cuts mean fewer people have access to early intervention treatment, such as talking therapy, Rethink said.
It said the NHS could save more than £50m a year by shifting its focus.
The report said it costs on average £13 a day to support someone with psychosis or schizophrenia in the community.
It said this compared with the £350 average daily cost of keeping a mental health patient in hospital.
‘Shift of resources’
Meanwhile, 54% of the psychosis budget was being spent on inpatient care rather than on preventive community services, the report found.
Family therapy, where families of people with psychosis and schizophrenia are supported, cognitive behavioural therapy, and peer support could help cut long-term costs of care, it said.
Health Minister Norman Lamb said early access to treatment in the community was “often the best option” for people with psychosis and schizophrenia.
He said: “Not only do they benefit from being in familiar surroundings among loved ones but they are less likely to need costly hospital stays.”
Mr Lamb called for a “shift of resources” to preventive care and said that the government had given NHS England a “clear objective” to put mental and physical health on a par.
Mental health trust budgets for 2013-14 have fallen by 2.3% from 2011-12.
The cuts have meant mental health trusts have been asked to save almost 20% more from next year’s budgets than hospitals.
Budgets for community mental health teams, which give continuing support to patients to prevent their health deteriorating to crisis point,reached a plateau for 2011-12 but referrals rose by 13%.
‘Parity of esteem’
The report also predicted more than £50m a year could be saved if early detection services could be strengthened.
It said the NHS saved £989 every time people were treated with cognitive behavioural therapy instead of going to hospital.
Rethink said mental health accounted for 23% of the disease burden in England but received only 13% of the health budget.
Dr Martin McShane, national director for long-term conditions at NHS England, said the report was “very helpful” and was supportive of what the organisation wanted to achieve.
He said: “We recognise we must work to ensure that in everything we do mental health has parity of esteem with physical health.
“We have significantly invested in improving access to psychological therapies and dementia care.”
Via Bridget via http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26957435
Come and join us at the ORTUS for our inaugural Silent Cinema event on Tuesday 28th January 2014 at 6pm. This will be the first in a series which will run on the last Tuesday of every month, when we will show a variety of films, all with underlying mental health themes.
The first film in the series will be “The Soloist”; a 2009 American drama film directed by Joe Wright, and starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr. The screenplay by Susannah Grant is based on the book, The Soloist by Steve Lopez. The film is based on the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who developed schizophrenia and became homeless.
Tickets are £5 and cover the cost of a hot drink and a cake from the cafe at the ORTUS. Just don’t forget your headphones!
If you don’t have your own headphones, no problem! We’re selling tickets with headphones for £9.
Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis, so you must pre-book. Book here: http://www.maudsleylearning.com/events/events/silent-cinema-the-ortus-the-soloist/
Please make sure you arrive with enough time to grab your drink and cake from the cafe! The film begins at 6pm and the cafe will close at this time.
“People still think that it’s shameful if they have a mental illness. They think it shows personal weakness. They think it shows a failing.”Posted: January 7, 2014
How to end the stigma and talk about mental health: http://on.ted.com/bwg5
Schizophrenia Awareness Week is 11th – 17 November 2013.
Matthew has done video and audio blogs about Schizophrenia; its symptoms, what you can do to raise awareness of it this week and what Rethink and other organisations are doing to help with this illness.
The video is at:
The audio at:
The transcript of these blogs can be downloaded from:
HIP HOP PSYCH
21st November 2013, 7pm – 9pm. ORTUS learning & events centre, 82-96 Grove Lane, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8SN
Co-Founded by Dr Akeem Sule & Dr Becky Inkster
“Demystifying mental illness through authentic beats and lyrics”
Hip-hop culture is a powerful vehicle for raising awareness about mental health. It is rich with references to psychiatric illnesses that have not been explored, dissected and documented until now. HIP HOP PSYCH, co-founded by Dr Akeem Sule & Dr Becky Inkster, is the interface that links hip-hop with mental health. Their medical credibility and authentic passion for hip-hop enables them to bridge this gap. They understand the culture, speak the language and want to share their knowledge in order to cultivate awareness and remove stigma surrounding mental health and hip-hop.
Although the lyrics of hip hop music are often associated with swearing, rapping about money and the exploitation of women, there are also rappers whose unfiltered narration goes beyond this by describing the harsh realities of their world and the coping mechanisms employed by some young people. The music can be rich with references, for example, to addiction, psychosis, bipolar disorder and the effects of urbanicity, poor nutrition and destructive parental influences relating to childhood maltreatment in the absence of positive role models.
For this event, HIP HOP PSYCH Co-Founders Dr Akeem Sule & Dr Becky Inkster will be focusing on dissecting and analysing a range of hip hop lyrics from different artists – such as Eminem, Tupac, Kendrick Lamar and J Cole – in order to demystify mental health. In doing this they seek to disarm the boundaries between psychiatry, the humanities and hip-hop culture. Their approach enables them to gain a deeper awareness into gang culture and allows them to get closer to the reality of the daily struggles and risk factors which people with mental health problems face.
The event will also feature a special performance by Key Changes. Key Changes provides music engagement and recovery services for young people and adults experiencing severe mental illnesses including psychosis, schizophrenia, bi polar and personality disorders. Their innovative approach draws on clinical therapeutic techniques and uses culturally relevant music activities and genres.
Twitter: @hiphopsych / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: £15 per person. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. CLICK HERE to buy your tickets.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You must be at least 16 to attend this event.