Association of Mental Health Providers is the lead delivery partner for two national programmes focusing on the sustainability of the VCSE mental health sector. We have been selected due to our position as the leading independent representative body and for the strength of our national infrastructure.
The work of the sector was highlighted in recent NHS Benchmarking data reviewing community mental health service provision, which showed that around 1.5 million people accessed CCG-commissioned mental health support from the VCSE sector. Whilst being committed to supporting the people that use their services, the mental health VCSE sector continues to face challenges in delivering services and operates under constraints and it is vital that service providers working in the community are supported to enable them to continue delivering essential, life-saving services to vulnerable people who need it most.
Learn more about our two programmes that provide opportunities for organisations to sustain themselves and to grow allowing them to deliver positive outcomes for people with mental health needs.
Enterprise Development Programme
The EDP is led by a partnership of national infrastructure bodies seeking to support the development of enterprise models in charities and social enterprises working certain thematic sectors. It has been developed and is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment. Social Investment Business provide a management role for the overall programme. The…Read more
Mental Health Sustainability Programme
The Association is proud to deliver the Mental Health Sustainability Programme, which was founded by a coalition of the UK’s leading mental health charities and social enterprises (see image below) in May 2020 to help VCSE mental health service providers sustain their services during and after the pandemic. The Programme particularly seeks to support communities…Read more