Association of Mental Health Providers is the leading representative body for voluntary and community sector mental health organisations in England and Wales. A registered charity, we represent our membership of small, medium and large providers – from locally focused to regional and national organisations with the purpose of providing a professional platform on which the vital work of all our members can be seen and heard.
As the only representative body for mental health VCSE providers, the Association is ideally placed to work across all types of service provision. Our members provide services covering the full range of provision from crisis care, liaison and diversion services, substance misuse services, complex needs, to advice and counselling to people with lived experience. Specialisms amongst our members include BME mental health, children and young people’s mental health, housing and homelessness, employment support, IAPT and secure pathways – taking a whole-life and whole-person approach!
The Association is dedicated to supporting the development of the mental health voluntary and community sector to effectively meet the needs of individuals, their mental health and wellbeing. We do this through three key areas of work: sustainability – ensuring the continuation and growth of the sector; whole-system approaches – encouraging coordinated planning to provide joined-up care; and prevention – promoting wellness and good mental health with a consideration of the wider determinants to prevent mental ill-health.
We act as advisers to System Partners through our positions on national boards and steering groups. We act as supporters and advisers to the wider VCSE including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on policy, innovation, quality and regulation. We work in full coproduction with people with lived experience, large organisations, and System Partners on policy, research and delivery. We listen to the voice of people in communities, and we utilise the knowledge to ensure the mental health voluntary and community sector is understood and continues to develop.
We recognise that everyone can be affected by mental ill-health and we believe it is essential that the mental health voluntary and community sector works together for a whole-system approach to improve health and care in England and Wales.
We are the national membership charity for mental health organisations.
We are the leading voice of the voluntary sector.
We are the Association of Mental Health Providers
Association of Mental Health Providers is led by a small but core team, dedicated to working with and representing all our members. Read our biographies to learn more about our experience and get in touch via the details provided.
Association of Mental Health Providers is led by a Board of Chief Executives, elected from across our membership and further afield. This means that the needs of the various sized voluntary sector organisations delivering services across the country are represented at the highest level of the Association.
Association of Mental Health Providers represents 60 members across England from locally focused to regional and national organisations. All of our members are united in their aim of improving the quality of care for people with mental health conditions and the outcomes of the services provided.