Previous surveys


England level results for the Community Mental Health Survey 2016 can be found on the CQC website.

Over time there have been a number of changes made to the survey including revisions to the eligible age range and major developments to revise the methodology and the questionnaire content which affect historical comparability:

i) The 2004 and 2005 surveys included people aged 16-65 years. In 2006 the age range for the survey was extended to include people aged over 65. This means that to compare results to earlier surveys it is necessary to exclude older respondents from the analyses;

ii) In 2012 the sampling criteria changed to exclude 16 and 17 year olds as the National Information Governance Board which awarded section 251 approval at that time did not grant approval for the inclusion of 16 and 17 year olds in the survey. This means that to fairly compare the results to surveys carried out in 2010 and 2011 it is necessary to exclude respondents aged 16 and 17;

iii) The survey has undergone two major redevelopments ahead of the 2010 and 2014 surveys to reflect changes in policy, best practice and patterns of service. This means that the 2015 survey is only comparable with the 2014 survey. Surveys carried out between 2010 and 2013 are comparable with each other but not with any previous surveys.

Published Results: England