Figure 2: Characteristics of the mental health support workforce


Published: 20/08/2021


LGBTQ+ = lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and others. All data for mental health support staff and non-mental health support staff are as at June 2020. The data representing all NHS staff are from data sources reported between September 2018 and March 2019. The data on the UK working-age population (or English working-age population, depending on the geographical breakdown of the source data) are from 2011, with the exception of sexual orientation, which was reported in 2018. Comparisons should therefore be treated with caution.


NHS Digital, NHS Employers and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).