Certainly some of the differences will be linked to the variation in overall health budgets.
More deprived areas with greater level of illness get more money.
So that means while there is close to a two-fold difference in spending in cash terms, the proportion of the regional budget going on mental health is closer.
For example, Surrey Heartlands set aside 10% of its budget to mental health, compared with more than 16% in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.
Geoff Heyes, of Mind, said while there was some “positive change” with budgets increasing, the “long-term historic postcode lottery” was still a concern.
“The treatment you get shouldn’t depend on where you live.
“The NHS and government have made it clear that mental health is a priority. Some local variation is to be expected but the scale of the difference is huge and we know that the need outstrips resource even in the areas that are performing well.”
He said as the extra money started to become available – between now and 2023 mental health is in line to get £2.3bn of the extra £20bn going on the NHS – local areas needed to address funding levels.
A spokeswoman for NHS England said spending has, and would, continue to increase.
She said in the next five years an extra 700,000 people would get care and support.
“Funding for mental health services will grow faster than the overall NHS budget,” she added.