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Response to Race and Ethnic Disparities Commission Report

Dania Hanif

Published: April 1, 2021

The Association believes the independent report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, published on 31 March 2021, provides a narrow view on disparities and injustices and does not acknowledge the suffering and discrimination faced by minorities communities in the UK. The last year alone has shown the effects of institutional racism on some…

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Supreme Court Rules on Sleep In Payments

Dania Hanif

Published: March 19, 2021

The Supreme Court has upheld a 2018 Court of Appeal decision that social care workers who sleep during night shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) only when they are awake and supporting people who require overnight support services. The long-awaited decision ends a legal process which began in 2016 and has faced…

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Achieving Racial Equality Together - Our CEO's Commitments

Dania Hanif

Published: March 1, 2021

Since last summer, a series of conversations have taken place between mental health and wider social sector leaders on our roles in dismantling the structures and systems that uphold racism and oppression. Collectively, we recognise our own positions as [majority] white CEOs and it is our intention that the blog below and our personal commitments…

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Solidarity with All Those Working in Health, Care and Education Through the Pandemic

Dania Hanif

Published: January 21, 2021

The Association is pleased to sign a joint letter from mental health leaders, expressing solidarity with all those working in health, care and education through Covid-19. “Right across the UK throughout the Covid-19 global pandemic, people have responded to the challenges with extraordinary determination, creativity and care. As a group of Mental Health Leaders, we…

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Mental Health Act - White Paper Published

Dania Hanif

Published: January 13, 2021

Just after two years of the publication of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, led by Professor Sir Simon Wessley, the Government published their highly-anticipated White Paper on Reforming the Mental Health Act on 13 January. Delayed due to various factors including the pandemic, the publication of the White Paper is a welcome…

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Dania Hanif

Published: December 18, 2020

Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the peace and joy of the season!   As this is our final bulletin before the Christmas holidays and of the year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support and hard work this year! In our Christmas bulletin last year, we started with…

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Mental Health Sustainability Programme - Virtual Event Video

Dania Hanif

Published: December 10, 2020

Seven months ago, a coalition of leading mental health charities collaborated to develop a model which allows private sector partners to offer expertise, knowledge, skills, and funds, to VCSE provider organisations in the mental health sector. The Mental Health Sustainability Programme aims to enhance the way that the VCSE sector works in partnership with the…

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Digital Inclusion in Mental Health - A Guide to Help Increase Choice and Improve Access to Digital Mental Health Services

Dania Hanif

Published: December 9, 2020

This guide aims to help mental health service providers ensure all individuals in need of mental health services have choice in the care they receive, and nobody is excluded due to a lack of digital access, confidence or skills. In the wake of COVID-19, the use of remote or digital mental health services was accelerated…

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The Association Welcomes the Mental Health Winter Plan

Dania Hanif

Published: November 24, 2020

The Association welcomes the publication of the Government’s Winter Plan for Mental Health and Wellbeing – “Staying Mentally Well This Winter.” The Plan outlines some of the key steps already taken by the Government to support the mental health needs of the nation during the pandemic and shares their commitments to address some of the…

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Call for evidence: Parental conflict and Mental Health

Dania Hanif

Published: November 19, 2020

Association of Mental Health Providers  is working with the Race Equality Foundation and Men’s Health Forum to develop a resource and toolkit for public health nurses (including health visitors, school nurses, general practice nurses and midwives) to reduce health inequalities and improve health and wellbeing through reducing parental conflict. The project, which is funded by…

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Call for Evidence: VCSE Data and Intelligence

Dania Hanif

Published: November 16, 2020

The Association is working with NCVO and other partners to explore how data and intelligence held by the voluntary sector is used. The aim of this study is to enable better service planning and address inequalities in public service delivery. This study is gathering examples of good practice through a questionnaire, case studies, and focus groups. The…

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Joint Letter to Times on Social Care Funding

Dania Hanif

Published: October 24, 2020

Kathy joined CEOs from five other leading mental health charities to write to the Times in response to the article entitled “Social care on brink of collapse as it faces £7bn-a-year shortfall” on 22 November, written in light of the Commons Health and Social Care Committee report. Our joint letter in response, on 24 October,…

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