Publications: Mental health

The Long Term Impact of Therapeutic Residential Care Programmes

25 Feb 2019
A Pro Bono Economics report for Therapeutic Residential Care (TRC) charity Mulberry Bush has shown that there are multiple evidence gaps in this area in the UK, and that much of the existing research has limitations regarding selection bias and the lack of a standardised outcomes framework for...

Advising The Reader on outcome variables and measures

29 Jun 2018

The Reader is a social enterprise that aims to improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation, delivering Shared Reading in the health, youth and criminal justice sectors. They work with various partners such as mental health trusts, public health departments, clinical commissioning groups, local...

Evaluating the impact of Place2Be's primary school counselling service

26 Apr 2018

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides in-school support and training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, and staff in primary and secondary schools. Founded in 1994, by 2016/17 Place2Be’s services were reaching 116,000 pupils across 282 primary and...

Estimating and Presenting Impact for YCT Support

17 Oct 2017

Pro Bono Economics has carried out a report for YCT Support , helping to demonstrate and present the impact of the charity’s counselling and therapeutic support.

YCT Support provide a range of counselling and therapy services to young people,...

Exploring the Impact of MAC-UK's Music and Change Project in Camden

10 Oct 2017

Pro Bono Economics helped MAC-UK discover the economic benefits of their Music & Change project.

Designing an evaluation framework for a family therapy programme at the Anna Freud Centre

5 Sep 2016

PBE helped to show how a family therapy programme run by the Anna Freud Centre benefitted both its clients and the taxpayer in terms of public savings, providing tangible evidence of the successes of early intervention.

Tavistock Relationships: evaluating their "Parents as Partners" programme

2 May 2016

PBE helped Tavistock Relationships demonstrate the social value of their ‘Parents as Partners’ programme, a group-based scheme strengthening couples’ relationships and encouraging greater parental involvement in family life.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: understanding the impact of their visiting & befriending scheme

21 Dec 2015

St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) wanted to understand the economic effects of their activities, primarily voluntary services such as visiting and befriending. See how we helped them here.

Looking at the benefits of Family Action's Perinatal Support Service

9 Dec 2014

PBE matched Family Action with volunteer economists from DCLG to evaluate the benefits and costs of their Perinatal Support Service, supporting women assessed as vulnerable to perinatal depression.

Calculating the costs of eating disorders for Beat

31 Jul 2012

Beat asked PBE to investigate the wider cost of eating disorders in England, find out the results here.

Looking at the benefits of NCB’s Young Inspectors programme

1 Nov 2011

PBE helped NCB understand the costs and benefits of its Young Inspectors programme with the help of volunteers from Europe Economics.

Banardo's: PBE assesses the effectiveness & value of services for sexually exploited children

14 Sep 2011

Volunteers from the Bank of England helped Banardo's to better understand the effectiveness of its interventions supporting sexually exploited children.