Public Health England (PHE) spends significant sums on health improvement all of which will have an impact on public mental health. It is therefore not possible to distinguish mental from physical health spend in all cases.
In addition, PHE pays to local authorities a ring fenced grant (£3.3 billion in 2016/17) for the purpose of carrying out their public health responsibilities. These will also include significant health improvement work, and a proportion of this money will be spent specifically on public mental health. This spend will be reported for the first time for the 2016/17 financial year. Local authorities reported that they planned to spend £47 million on public mental health in 2016/17 (1.4% of the grant). Local authority planned spend data for 2017/18 is reported here: