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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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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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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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