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Economic evaluation of nature-based interventions for mental and physical health

This study investigated the potential cost-effectiveness of ecotherapy, a nature-based intervention increasingly used for common mental health issues. Despite its popularity, there’s a scarcity of data regarding its costs and...

Economic evaluation of Modifications to Urban Green Spaces

Understanding the impact of green space interventions can be very difficult due to their long-term and wide range of impacts on mental and physical health, impact on other non-health cross-sectoral...

Mental Health Navigator

Mental Health Navigators (MHN) in Wakefield are there to support tenants of Wakefield District Housing in their mental health needs and lifestyle choices. This study worked out how useful the...

Combining causal inference and within-trial economic evaluation methods to assess comparative cost-effectiveness using real-world data: a tutorial with recommendations based on the quasi-experimental ADAPT study of a redesigned mental health service.

The ‘Assessing a Distinct IAPT service’ (ADAPT) study used NHS Talking Therapies (TTad), previously called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), routine data to evaluate an Enhanced TTad service compared...

Hull Pharmacy Technician

In 2019 Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust (HTFT) introduced a ward-based Pharmacy Technicians to their mental health inpatient units. The aim of the Pharmacy Technicians was to influence a wide...

Predicting social care utilisation, needs and unmet needs for older adults living in the community

People usually keep using social care from the onset of the disabilities or chronic conditions for their remaining lifetime. Improved understanding of the factors that determine social care needs and...

Decision modelling in social care

In social care research economic evaluation has had limited role in informing formal decision-making processes, in contrast to other health related areas. However, increasing research funding and policy interest is...

Exploration of non-urgent attendances at urgent care centres using ECDS

Emergency Care departments around the country are struggling under the level of people that are seeking care by attending them. Previous research has show that a large proportion of people...

How is our research considering the value, or ‘cost effectiveness’ of the interventions?

Unfortunately, it is never possible for society to afford all of the services and treatments that might be beneficial to those who may need care and support. This means that...

Evaluating childhood public health interventions: An exploration of the evidence and methods

Public health interventions for children (cPHI) aim to improve trajectories throughout a child’s life. Although the benefits may be felt sometime after the intervention, they can be broad and include...

Measuring the impact from physical health shocks on mental health

Epidemiological research has documented that physical health shocks, such as stroke, heart attack, and the onset of cancer, might trigger mental health conditions such as depression. Due to limitations in...

National Evaluation of Cautioning And Relationship Abuse (CARA) awareness raising workshops for first time offenders of domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence and abuse results in an increased use in health care outcomes and services including chronic pain, physical disability, reproductive health, substance misuse and mental health. Project CARA (conditioning...