- In 2002, the King's Fund commissioned a major inquiry into the state of the capital's mental health and mental health services and how far they meet the needs of service users. The inquiry set out to: investigate whether mental health care had improved in the capital since the King's Fund 1997 inquiry, 'London's Mental Health', expressed serious concerns about services under extreme pressure; identify what improvements had taken place; identify continuing areas of difficulty and why they exist; and identify what additional measures might improve the mental health of Londoners. 'London's State of Mind' brings together the results of that investigation. It offers a comprehensive overview of substantial changes that have taken place since 1997 in the policy environment and in the organisation and delivery of services. It also identifies the characteristics of the capital's population that pose particular challenges and opportunities for London's mental health and mental health services. The report draws on a series of working papers, commissioned to explore areas where information was felt to be lacking, along with consultations with service users, carers and key stakeholders.