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Municipal Initiatives in Mental Health 2010

Municipal Initiatives in Mental Health 2010

Man statistics and analysis of local variation.

Municipal Initiatives in Mental Health 2010. The front page of the report
Municipal Initiatives in Mental Health 2010. The front page of the report

The report presents analyses and descriptive representations of man-years of mental health care in the municipalities for the years 2007 to 2010. In 2010 there were 12,195 full-time positions in mental health work in local government - divided into 2,703 years in mental health care for children and youth, and 9,492 years in services for adults. Number of employees in mental health care has remained relatively stable over the last four years. However, we see that the annual FTE's reduction in services to children and young people are becoming a trend. From 2009 to 2010, we saw a tendency that it was employed several years in homes with permanent personnel services for adults.

Regression analyses in this report provides findings suggest that shows that services to children and young people with mental disorders and problems "compete" for resources with the public kindergarten services. We can not find the equivalent of "competition" in services for adults - may possibly be due to synergistic effects between mental health and social care in the municipalities. High proportion of elderly residents and systematically higher FTE's efforts in mental health care for adults. If the percentage of disability is a good measure of social issues, perhaps municipalities with many disability advantageously facilitate a greater preventive efforts against children and adolescents. It is systematic so that municipalities with lots of citizens have lower-years effort than small municipalities, even when we control for demand, revenue and demand conditions.

Published 28 August 2013
Senior Research Scientist

Project duration

03/01/2011 - 19/12/2011

FACTS ABOUT THE PROJECT

Download the report Kommunale tiltak i psykisk helsearbeid 2010 (Norwegian only Pdf - 5 Mb).

The report can also be ordered in paper version: Ansattinfo mangler