Abstract for: Modelling demand for mental-health services and capacity to treat that demand

The Coronavirus pandemic has only served to worsen a common crisis in many countries - a shortfall in the capacity of mental-health services to counter a growing demand from sufferers. As a result, a large fraction of cases are unknown, and recovery for known patients is slow, adding to the burden on under-resourced medical-health staff. This presentation explains and demonstrates a largely generic model capable of capturing the interactions between the disparate parts of the mental-health system, providing a strategic and operational planning tool for the many stakeholders involved.