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The Association's response to The Labour Party's General Election Manifesto

Ella Dunthorne

Published: June 13, 2024

The Labour Party published their manifesto “Change” today which sets out plans to “turn the page and start to rebuild our country.” We welcome the Labour Party’s commitment to reduce mental health waiting lists, bolster the mental health workforce with 8,500 new suicide-trained members of staff, and modernise the outdated Mental Health Act.  We know…

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The Association's response to The Green Party's General Election 2024 Manifesto

Ella Dunthorne

Published: June 13, 2024

The Green Party published their new General Election Manifesto: “Real Hope. Real Change.”, which sets out their vision for a “fairer, greener country”. We welcome their call for mental health to be put on an equal footing with physical health care, for the implementation of a legal framework that supports the rights of those struggling…

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Our Manifesto for Better Mental Health

Ella Dunthorne

Published: June 12, 2024

The pandemic and cost of living crisis have led to a rapid increase in the prevalence of mental health needs and demand for mental health services across society. Recent figures estimate that 1 in 6 adults experience a common mental health disorder, like anxiety or depression, in any given week. We know that mental health…

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The Association’s Response to the Conservatives’ 2024 General Election Manifesto

Ella Dunthorne

Published: June 11, 2024

Today, the Conservative Party published “The Conservative and Unionist Party Manifesto 2024” – their plan of actions to “secure the future of our nation and society”. We welcome their commitment to ensure that mental health has parity of esteem with physical health which includes expanding mental health support teams and early support hubs to every…

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The Association's Response to Liberal Democrats' 2024 General Election Manifesto

Ella Dunthorne

Published: June 11, 2024

We welcome the publication of the Liberal Democrats manifesto, For a Fair Deal, highlighting the urgent need for a national transformation to enable a fair deal for everyone. We are pleased to see the call for investment in public health and early access to community services which we know are essential in enabling good mental…

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The Association welcomes a new NHS England Medical Director for Mental Health and Neurodiversity

Ella Dunthorne

Published: June 4, 2024

NHS England has recently announced that Dr Adrian James has been appointed to the role of Medical Director for Mental Health and Neurodiversity. Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of The Association of Mental Health Providers, said: “The Association welcomes Dr Adrian James’ appointment as the Medical Director for Mental Health and Neurodiversity at NHS England. The…

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Our Data Work - A Year in Review

Ella Dunthorne

Published: May 28, 2024

In Spring 2023, we launched a new campaign – #MHEqualityNow – calling for urgent action to support community mental health services, warning of ‘the perfect storm’ as our research revealed alarming insights into the demand for mental health services. As part of the campaign, we developed two interactive mapping tools, with support from Esri. One…

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Maternal Mental Health

Ella Dunthorne

Published: May 1, 2024

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week is a seven-day campaign, organised by Perinatal Mental Health Partnership UK, focused on discussing mental health concerns before, during, and after pregnancy. This year the theme is “rediscovering you”. The Association of Mental Health Providers will highlight several of our members as part of our activities for the week to…

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Our Response: Rapid Review into Data on Mental Health Inpatient Settings

Ella Dunthorne

Published: March 26, 2024

A recent report commissioned by Ministers examines the data collection landscape within mental health inpatient settings. It explores whether the existing processes effectively identify risk factors, facilitate high-quality therapeutic care, and optimise data for informed decision-making. The findings reveal significant gaps and shortcomings across various levels of healthcare provision, including commissioners, trusts, providers, regional bodies,…

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Social Care 360: Our Response

Ella Dunthorne

Published: March 20, 2024

Considering the recent Social Care 360 briefing by the King’s Fund, which highlights a social care system that is under intense pressure, the Association of Mental Health Providers, the representative body for voluntary and community sector mental health service providers, continues to call for increased funding for the sector and implementation of reforms to make…

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Support for an Eating Disorder

Ella Dunthorne

Published: February 25, 2024

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024 is an annual awareness campaign, led by Beat, which takes place from 26 February to 3 March. It is a chance to share the realities of eating disorders to provide hope, support, and awareness for individuals and loved ones affected by eating disorders. An eating disorder is defined as a…

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The Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Ella Dunthorne

Published: February 22, 2024

The Association welcomes a new report on the Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the UK from our partner the Mental Health Foundation. The report contains extensive evidence on the economic, social, and cultural circumstances that asylum seekers and refugees seeking sanctuary in the UK can face, and how these experiences can harm…

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