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State of the Sector 2024 Report: Our Response

Ella Dunthorne

Published: February 19, 2024

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) have released their latest State of the Sector report: Ready for a Reset. State of the Sector 2024 explores the views of charity leaders, charity users, and the public on where charities are with findings published from two robust, sampled surveys: one of 298 charity leaders and one of 2,062 representative…

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Acts of Kindness

Ella Dunthorne

Published: February 16, 2024

Random Acts of Kindness Day is a vital opportunity to celebrate annually which encourages small moments of compassion towards ourselves and others. We know that practising kindness towards others can benefit our mental health and some studies have even shown that it can help prevent future mental ill-health too. Our partner, the Mental Health Foundation…

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Letter to the Prime Minister Calling for Sustainable Social Care Funding

Ella Dunthorne

Published: February 14, 2024

Today, 14th February 2024, the National Care Association, Care Association Alliance and Association of Mental Health Providers as the voice of several thousand members are calling upon the Prime Minister to support the millions of people they care for by: 1. Undertaking an urgent review of the Treasury allocation for Social Care and Support services,…

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Call for investment in school-based mental health support

Ella Dunthorne

Published: February 12, 2024

In a joint letter to Victoria Atkins MP, Secretary of State of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the Association of Mental Health Providers and other mental health, children’s, and education sector leaders called for long-term, sustainable investment in school-based mental health support. Read the coverage and find the full letter and list of…

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Children's Mental Health Support

Ella Dunthorne

Published: February 7, 2024

Children’s mental health is closely linked to their overall development and future outcomes. Addressing children and young people’s mental health needs early on is key to preventing more severe challenges from occurring later in life. Open, supportive environments, spreading awareness of support services or mental health conditions, and conversations around mental well-being can help children…

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Campaign of Love for Social Care

Ella Dunthorne

Published: February 5, 2024

We are hoping to enlist our Members’ help to write a Valentine’s Day letter to your local MP and support the social care sector’s call for fully budgetary and sustainable funding. Attached to this page is a template letter spelling out how constituents up and down the country are paying the human cost of a…

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Mental health patients are being failed as they leave care, warns Ombudsman

Ella Dunthorne

Published: February 1, 2024

In a new report examining issues in transferring people with poor mental health out of inpatient and emergency care, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has called on the Government to take urgent action including strengthening and bringing forward Mental Health Act reforms. The safety of mental health patients is being put at risk when…

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Get Involved in our Work

Ella Dunthorne

Published: January 16, 2024

The Association of Mental Health Providers seeks to help reduce negative outcomes caused by mental ill-health for individuals through our projects and programmes. The four key areas we are currently looking to develop include projects concerning Refugee Mental Health, the Cost-of-Living Crisis and its Impact on Mental Health, Coproduction in Mental Health Services and National…

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Caring for Your Mental Health During the Festive Season

Ella Dunthorne

Published: December 19, 2023

The festive season is often considered a time of joy, togetherness, and celebration. However, for many, the pressures and expectations which accompany the Christmas period can take a toll on mental wellbeing. Balancing the demands of festive preparations, social activities, and family expectations can be overwhelming. In this blog post, we will explore a range…

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Research Opportunity: Mental Health Recovery and Punjabi Young People

Ella Dunthorne

Published: December 12, 2023

University of Surrey are currently seeking to interview Punjabi young people (16-25 years old) who are willing to discuss their mental health journey and what recovery means to them as part of a project led by Aneisha, a Punjabi trainee clinical psychologist, completing research into Punjabi Young People and Mental Health Recovery, The interview will…

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Mental Health Alliance's Joint Letter to the Prime Minister on the King's Speech

Ella Dunthorne

Published: November 7, 2023

Alongside partners in the Mental Health Alliance, The Association has co-signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister expressing our disappointment at the exclusion of the Mental Health Bill in the King’s Speech. Read the full letter below. Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of the people we support, we’re writing to express our deep disappointment…

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Coping with Stress: Stigma and Solutions

Ella Dunthorne

Published: November 2, 2023

Stress can help alert us to danger or ensure we are kept safe. However, too much stress can harm our mental and physical health. It is Stress Awareness Week, and this year’s theme is “Beyond Stress Management: From Stigma to Solutions”.  In this blog post, we want to give you a clear overview of what…

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