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Governance During Covid-19 in VCSE Mental Health Sector

Dania Hanif

Published: June 28, 2021

The last year has brought with it many challenges for organisations working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector and constituted as charities. These organisations have continued to deliver essential mental health and wellbeing services to people in crisis – for both those whose mental illness or poor mental health pre-dated the COVID-19…

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Social Care Reform - Letter to the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Secretary of State

Dania Hanif

Published: June 21, 2021

Leaders of organisations representing adult social care have written to the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Secretary of State to urge the Government to act now to reform England’s social care system and publish its proposals urgently. Kathy Roberts is one of eight signatories in her capacity as CEO of The Association and Chair of the…

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Signposting Partnership with Chasing the Stigma Launched

Dania Hanif

Published: June 10, 2021

Association of Mental Health Providers is delighted to announce our new partnership with Chasing the Stigma, which allows us to embed the ground-breaking Hub of Hope platform onto our website to use as a signposting tool and include the services provided by our membership of 250+ voluntary and community sector mental health organisations. Visitors currently…

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Kanlungan Filipino Consortium

AMHP

Published: June 3, 2021

Kanlungan Filipino Consortium is a consortium of various community-based organisations, who themselves are engaged in their own volunteer activities. For Kanlungan, their success and growth is intrinsically linked to the way they engage volunteers in an efficient and effective way.  The volunteer roles offered are varied – and even then, there are no areas of…

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Introducing our New Chair - Dr Sri Kalidindi CBE

Dania Hanif

Published: May 24, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Dr Sridevi Kalidindi CBE – Consultant Psychiatrist and previous Associate Medical Director at the South London & Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust – has been appointed as an Independent Chair of Trustees of the Association of Mental Health Providers, the only national representative organisation for voluntary and community sector…

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Promoting Equitable Uptake of the Covid-19 Vaccine for People with SMI

Dania Hanif

Published: May 18, 2021

People with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) are eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccination as part of Priority Group Six of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) prioritisation. People with SMI face reduced life expectancy when compared to the general population and we know that some people may require additional support to access their covid-19…

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Queen's Speech: Another Missed Opportunity for Social Care Reform and Mental Health

Dania Hanif

Published: May 11, 2021

It is increasingly clear that in many of the conversations about adult social care, there remains a glaring omission; – its importance to mental health and wellbeing. Adult Social Care plays a critical role in meeting the needs of people with mental illness, in keeping them safe, preventing future mental health issues, and in the…

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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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