The estimates in Table 3 suggest that around 5,600 children and young people in Hackney have a diagnosable mental health disorder, with just over 50 in the City.

The most common disorder among boys is conduct disorder, which is estimated to affect around two-thirds of all boys with one or more mental health condition. The most common disorders among girls are emotional, conduct and anxiety disorders, each of which affect around half of all girls with one or more mental health condition.

Around one in five children with a mental health condition has more than one such condition, so the total number of children estimated to have any mental health disorder is less than the sum of the total number of children estimated to have each named condition.

Table 3: Estimated number of Hackney and the City residents (aged 5-15) with mental health disorders

National prevalence estimates adjusted by local index of need (MINI2K)xliii applied to population figures.2

Please note that MINI2K is based on demand for adult mental health services. The adjustments are likely to reflect the demographic and wider determinants of health influencing levels of demand for CAMHS, but as they are not designed for this purpose the resulting figures are indicative only.

Table 4 provides prevalence estimates of need at each of the four service tiers. This estimate is not directly comparable with the number of children and young people estimated to have a diagnosable mental health condition (Table 3), as it is derived from a different source and covers a different age group. However, it should be noted that children and young people may require mental health support without having a diagnosable condition, for instance if they have persistent sub-clinical symptoms or have experienced a recent trauma or loss.

2,000 children and young people in Hackney and 20 in the City are estimated to require Tier 3 or 4 CAMHS. Almost 16,000 overall have lower level mental health needs requiring a Tier 1 intervention.

Table 4: Estimated number of Hackney and the City residents (aged 0-18) who require Tier 1-4 CAMHS

Tier National estimates of need[i] Estimated number of children and young people
City of London Hackney Total
1 15% 154 15,586 15,740
2 7% 72 7,273 7,345
3 1.85% 19 1,922 1,941
4 0.075% 1 78 79

Estimates: National prevalence estimates adjusted by local index of need (MINI2K)C applied to population figures.D

Please note that MINI2K is based on demand for adult mental health services. The adjustments are likely to reflect the demographic and wider determinants of health influencing levels of demand for CAMHS, but as they are not designed for this purpose the resulting figures are indicative only.

Notes

  1. Known as the “Mental Illness Needs Index 2000” or “MINI2K”: Glover, G. R., Arts, G., & Wooff D. (2004) A needs index for mental health care in England based on updatable data. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 39, 730– 738. MINI2K available from http://www.apho.org.uk/resource/item.aspx?RID=48886
  2. Greater London Authority. (2015) GLA 2014 Round SHLAA Capped Household Size Model Short Term Migration Scenario Population Projections. http://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/gla-population-projections-custom-age-tables
  3. Known as the “Mental Illness Needs Index 2000” or “MINI2K”: Glover, G. R., Arts, G., & Wooff D. (2004) A needs index for mental health care in England based on updatable data. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 39, 730– 738. MINI2K available from http://www.apho.org.uk/resource/item.aspx?RID=48886
  4. Greater London Authority. (2015) GLA 2014 Round SHLAA Capped Household Size Model Short Term Migration Scenario Population Projections. http://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/gla-population-projections-custom-age-tables

References

  1. Greater London Authority. (2015) GLA 2014 Round SHLAA Capped Household Size Model Short Term Migration Scenario Population Projections. http://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/gla-population-projections-custom-age-tables

  2. Greater London Authority. (2015) GLA 2014 Round SHLAA Capped Household Size Model Short Term Migration Scenario Population Projections. http://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/gla-population-projections-custom-age-tables