Mental Health Navigator

Share:

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 Mental Health Navigator Programme was in Wakefield. We did this by comparing Wakefield with other selected regions that did not have an MHN service.

We found that there was a decrease in drug and alcohol-related attendances was observed in Wakefield, particularly among the most deprived and youngest demographic groups. This trend was not reflected in Doncaster and Newcastle upon Tyne suggesting the MHN might have made a difference. There were also differences in attendance were observed between Wakefield and Doncaster, attributing these changes directly to the MHN intervention remains a challenge.

The study showed that while some variables decreased in the way it was hoped, it is not possible to say that this was due to the MHN intervention.

Details:

Status:
Currently Underway

Team Contact:

Professor

Other projects

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...

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...

Do you have a research idea or want to learn more about our work and how it could be implemented in your area?