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Guest Blog: Will abolishing PHE endanger lives?

Dania Hanif

Published: October 5, 2020

– Julie Bass, Chief Executive, Turning Point Will lives be put at risk? Could this be one of the unintended consequences of the Government’s decision to abolish Public Health England? It may well be a little known fact that the third sector delivers the majority (two thirds) of the drug and alcohol services provided across the…

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Peer Support: Working with the VCSE Sector

Dania Hanif

Published: September 17, 2020

Association of Mental Health Providers, NSUN, and Mind have jointly produced a thought-piece outlining how voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) organisations can meaningfully contribute to the provision of peer support in mental health; and offer practical examples of the diverse ways in which this is already happening. We argue that the knowledge, skills,…

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Keeping our Workforce Well: Supporting the VCSE Mental Health Sector

Dania Hanif

Published: June 30, 2020

Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive, Association of Mental Health Providers Sarah Hughes, Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health and Trustee, The Association The coronavirus pandemic has put pressure on mental health across society, and it brings especial challenges for the health and care workforce. Significant attention has been paid to the emotional and psychological needs of…

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152 organisations call on Government to put children at the heart of recovery

Dania Hanif

Published: June 30, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread, affecting the lives of every baby, child and young person in the country. This generation of children face unprecedented threats to their childhoods. They deserve an unprecedented response. We are joining 150+ organisations in a call to Government to put babies, children and young people at…

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Prime Minister urged to create new Mental Health Renewal Plan for England

Dania Hanif

Published: June 26, 2020

Prime Minister urged by major coalition of charities to create a new Mental Health Renewal Plan for England to support the nation’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic The devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic demands an urgent renewal plan for the nation’s mental health to avoid crisis, according to an unprecedented coalition of over 50…

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Guest Blog: Governance During Covid-19

Dania Hanif

Published: June 10, 2020

– Anna Barnes, Chair, Seaview I have been chair of Seaview, an open access health and well-being centre in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, since 2013 but involved with and supported the charity for over 35 years. On a usual day, we can work with up to 100 people. It feels like a very…

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Response to PHE BME Review

Dania Hanif

Published: June 5, 2020

The review into the disparities in risks and outcomes by Public Health England has officially stated what has been long known to many – vulnerable groups, those facing the severest of health inequalities, are being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. These health inequalities are not a new phenomenon and have existed in society since before…

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Leading businesses commit to donating time and skills to keep vital mental health services going

Dania Hanif

Published: June 4, 2020

Bupa, Deloitte, PwC and Salesforce have agreed to donate time, skills and/or resources to help small voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations continue to deliver urgently needed mental health support, as the country faces “a perfect storm” mental health crisis because of COVID-19. Poppy Jaman, CEO of the City Mental Health Alliance, explains: “The…

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UK charities launch Mental Health Sustainability Fund as country faces mental health crisis because of COVID-19

Dania Hanif

Published: May 19, 2020

A coalition of mental health charities and social enterprises are appealing to the UK’s largest businesses for financial and volunteering support to ensure that community charities can continue to deliver urgent mental health support to those who need it most. Goldman Sachs is the founding supporter by providing cornerstone funding for the fund. The coalition,…

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Mental Health Response Fund

Dania Hanif

Published: April 16, 2020

Due to the high number of applications the Fund’s Governance Group has taken the decision to pause the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) to new applications from 5pm on Wednesday 13th May. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Any applications already received, or received before this date, will be assessed at the next…

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COVID-19 and the VCSE Mental Health Sector

Dania Hanif

Published: April 15, 2020

COVID-19 and the VCSE Mental Health Sector, is a live briefing document based on the experiences of our members and outlines the impact of the pandemic on their services and the people that they work with and for. Our conversations with members have enabled us to gather live intelligence and information on the challenges that…

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New Briefing on COVID-19 and Impact on VCSE Mental Health Sector

Dania Hanif

Published: April 15, 2020

The Association has published a new briefing paper on the impact of COVID-19 on the VCSE mental health provider sector. COVID-19 and the VCSE Mental Health Sector, is a live briefing document based on the experiences of our members and outlines the impact of the pandemic on their services and the people that they work…

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