Scottish Social Services Workforce Data
Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2019
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2019.
The Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2019 presents information on:
- the number of practising MHOs in post at 2 December 2019, excluding long-term absentees.
- MHO trainees, leavers, vacancies and staffing shortfalls.
- Key characteristics of the MHO workforce (e.g. age) and the type of teams they work in.
Key points from the report are set out below:
- There were 703 filled MHO posts in 2019.
- There were 27 fewer filled MHO posts in 2019 than in 2018 which is equivalent to a drop of 3.7%.
- The percentage drop in estimated MHO hours worked was 2.3%.
- Exclusive MHOs fell by 2.2 %, non-exclusive MHOs fell by 2.1% and cover MHOs by 18.3%.
- The number of exclusive MHOs unavailable for work increased from 18 to 30.
- The fall from 2016 in the estimated amount of time spent by MHOs on MHO work in Scotland is more than 9%.
- The estimated amount of MHO hours worked per 10,000 head of population in Scotland has decreased from 22.9 in 2016 to 20.5 in 2019.
- Between December 2018 and December 2019 staff left 94 MHO posts, this is more than the 87 in 2018. Over the last two years there has been the highest number of leavers since we started recording leavers in 2012. The next highest was 62 in 2014.
As a National Statistics product, this publication complies with The Pre-Release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Order 2008. The list of people who were given pre-release access can be found here.
Data Tables and blank Survey Template
Copies of the individual tables and charts in the latest report will to be made available below later this week .
The Mental Health Officer time series data section of the data website can be found here (2019 data will be added w/c 17/08/2019). This means the latest data can be viewed as part of the full time series data, some of which goes back to 2005. The tables and charts are available for download in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) and OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods) format, and the data tables in non-proprietary Comma Separated Values (CSV) format, individually and together in a compressed ZIP file. The provision of the data in these formats is intended to facilitate its analysis and re-use. Below you can download the blank survey template used by survey respondents to submit their data for December 2019. Please note that this illustrative blank template is in normal Excel 365 format (.xlsx); the real template used by local authorities was a macro-enabled worksheet (.xlsm).
|Description||File type||File size (KB)|
|Blank Survey Template 2019 (Excel 365 )||.xlsx||42.3||Download|
Tables from The Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2019
|Description||File Type||File size (KB)|
|All 2019 Tables||xlsx||63||Download|
|All 2019 Tables zipped CSV||csv||21||Download|
|All 2019 Tables||ods||29||Download|
|Table 1a: MHO headcount filled posts and their contracted WTE 2015-2019||csv||9||Download|
|Table 1b: Estimated hours worked on MHO duties and weekly average per MHO post 2016-2019||csv||10||Download|
|Table 2a: MHOs posts by type 2015-2019||csv||15||Download|
|Table 2b: Percentage MHOs posts by type 2015-2019||csv||9||Download|
|Table 2c: Exclusive MHO positions by team category 2015 2019||csv||9||Download|
|Table 2d: Non exclusive MHO positions by team category 2016-2019||csv||9||Download|
|Table: 2e Cover MHO positions by team category 2016-2019||csv||15||Download|
|Table 2f: Local authorities with cover MHOs by number and year||csv||15||Download|
|Table 3: Filled MHO posts, estimated hours on MHO work and estimated hours per 10,000 population by local authority 2019||csv||16||Download|
|Table 4: Filled post types in each Local authority||csv||18||Download|
|Table 5: Numbers and percentage of males and females in MHO posts 2015-2019||csv||16||Download|
|Table 6a: Percentage of all MHOs by age group 2015-2019||csv||16||Download|
|Table 6b: Percentage of men by age group 2015-2019||csv||16||Download|
|Table 6c: Percentage of women by age group 2015-2019||csv||16||Download|
|Table 7: Ethnicity of MHOs by percentage 2015-2019||csv||16||Download|
|Table 8: Admissions to and completions of MHO Award Programmes 2014-15 to 2019-20||csv||16||Download|
|Table 9a: MHO leaver numbers by reason for leaving 2015-2019||csv||16||Download|
|Table 9b: MHO leaver percentages by reason for leaving 2015-2019||csv||16||Download|
|Table 9c: MHOs moving to another local authority as an MHO 2015-2019||csv||15||Download|
|Table 10: Unfilled MHO posts and unavailable MHOs 2015-2019||csv||9||Download|
|Table 11: MHO staffing shortfalls 2015-2019||csv||9||Download|
|Table 12: Staffing shortfalls for specific groups of using services 2015-2019||csv||10||Download|
|Table 13: Estimated shortfall rate 2016-2019||csv||10||Download|
|Table 14a: The proportion of MHOs who are practising social workers 2019||csv||16||Download|
|Table 14b: The proportion of practising social workers who are MHOs 2019||csv||11||Download|
|Table 15: Filled MHO posts and percentage in mental and non-mental health teams 2015-2019||csv||10||Download|
|Table 16a: Percentage of filled MHO posts by MHT types 2016-2019||csv||10||Download|
|Table 16b: Estimated average weekly hours MHOs spend on MHO work by type of MHT 2016-2019||csv||10||Download|
|Table 16c: Estimated percentage of contracted hours spent on MHO work by MHOs in MHT 2016-2019||csv||10||Download|
|Table 16d: Estimated percentage share of hours spent on MHO work by MHOs in MHT by team type 2016-2019||csv||10||Download|
|Table 17a: Percentage of filled MHO posts by NMHT types 2016-2019||csv||10||Download|
|Table 17b: Estimated average weekly hours each MHO spent on MHO work by type of NMHT 2016-2019||csv||10||Download|
|Table 17c: Estimated percentage of contracted hours spent on MHO work by MHOs in non-mental health teams 2016-2019||csv||10||Download|
|Table 17d: Estimated percentage share of hours spent on MHO work by MHOs in non-mental health teams by team type 2016-2019||csv||16||Download|