Association of Mental Health Providers

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Address: Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6HQ, UK

VOLSAG is the Voluntary Sector Advisory Group, a longstanding network of mental health VCS organisations that work in Newcastle and Gateshead. Statutory sector partners also attend the network meetings.

VOLSAG is a CCG funded, 3rd sector based initiative that supports the MH VCS locally by sharing information and organises 6 network meetings a year, alongside a small number of training events and workshops tailored to the needs of the network. The VOLSAG Chairperson sits on various local and regional boards, fora and partnership groups as an independent MHVCS representative, helping to ensure that the voice, role and contribution of the sector is heard, recognised and valued. VOLSAG provides development support to innovative services and in this respect has helped with the creation of the Blue Stone Consortium, and ReCoCo, the Recovery College Collective.