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Guest Blog: Mental Health Research Roundtable

Association of Mental Health Providers

Published: June 7, 2018

-Louise Arseneault, ESRC Mental Health Leadership Fellow, King’s College London #MHResearchRoundtable The current synergy around mental health calls for greater collaboration between academia and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to better understand, prevent and treat mental health conditions. The need for this partnership emerges from both sides. On the one hand, academic…

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Guest Blog: The Impact of Reduced Support on our Customers with Mental Health Conditions

Association of Mental Health Providers

Published: May 31, 2018

-Julie Layton, Advance UK As a housing and support organisation for people with learning disabilities or mental health conditions, Advance is committed to providing high quality support that will enable our customers to live the lives they choose. However, in today’s financial climate, it is proving increasingly difficult to provide services that are customer-centred, deliver…

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Guest Blog: The Mental Health and Smoking Partnership: Tackling Health Inequality

Association of Mental Health Providers

Published: February 6, 2018

-Hazel Cheeseman, Action on Smoking and Health There are many challenges in mental health services today but few feel more pressing than finding solutions to the stark difference in life expectancy between the users of these services and the population as a whole. In recent times there has been a growing movement to address the…

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Guest Blog: Shared Ownership

Association of Mental Health Providers

Published: November 22, 2017

– Julie Layton, Advance UK What is shared ownership? Advance was one of the first organisations in the UK to deliver shared ownership for customers with learning disabilities and mental health conditions. It is now one of the few remaining housing providers who still offer this form of housing. Since 1997 we’ve helped more than…

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Mental Health in the Workplace - WMHD

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2017

Mental health conditions are extensive but often hidden, with one in four adults experiencing a diagnosable mental health condition in any one year representing the largest single cause of disability in the UK. It is a central public health issue, contributing to the wider health and social outcomes for both individuals and society.   This World…

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Guest Blog: Wellbeing Teams and Mental Health

Association of Mental Health Providers

Published: August 3, 2017

– Helen Sanderson, Helen Sanderson Associates “What would Wellbeing Teams and self-management look like in mental health?” Carey Bamber, Policy Adviser and Member Support at The Association, asked me to think about this, and to share ideas through a webinar. A couple of months later we were sat together in my office managing technical challenges…

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Encouraging Personalised Care and Support Planning in Mental Health Services

Edward Strudwick

Published: May 12, 2017

– Edward Strudwick, Operations Manager As we approach the end of Mental Health Awareness week 2017 it is important to think about not only those who have a mental health condition but also those people and organisations who work hard, often without recognition, to support them. With two out of every three adults saying that…

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Guest Blog: The true value of peer support

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Published: January 30, 2017

– Jess Worner, Together for Mental Wellbeing A study undertaken by national mental health charity Together for Mental Wellbeing has revealed that every pound spent on peer support yields a social return worth £4.94. Together’s Peer Support Practice Manager Jess Worner takes a closer look at the model behind these impressive stats. Social return on…

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Guest Blog: Time to act for women's mental health

Association of Mental Health Providers

Published: December 5, 2016

– Katharine Sacks-Jones, Director, Agenda Women in mental health services are often vulnerable. Struggling with mental health issues makes life harder for any of us. But in many cases women accessing psychological help have additional vulnerabilities. Research suggests that around half of women with mental health problems have experienced sexual or domestic violence. For women…

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Guest Blog: How can social investment support mental health providers?

Association of Mental Health Providers

Published: October 27, 2016

– Geetha Rabindrakumar, Head of Social Sector Engagement, Big Society Capital Services supporting people with mental health issues are needed more than ever, when 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 9 children in the UK have a mental health problem. Mental health issues are often compounded by related issues around homelessness, unemployment, poverty and…

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Psychological and Mental Health First Aid for All

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2016

– Dania Hanif, Policy and Communications Officer Crisis events involving exposure to trauma and sudden loss occur in all communities of the world, whether it be a war in the Middle East, Hurricane Matthew in the Americas, refugee crises internationally, or incidents of domestic violence, bullying or vehicular accidents in a city neighbourhood. Those exposed…

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The vital role of the VCS in gender-specific mental health provision

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2016

– Dania Hanif, Policy and Communications Officer Mental health problems are extensive but often hidden, with one in four adults experiencing a diagnosable mental health problem in any one year representing the largest single cause of disability in the UK. Women have higher rates of depression and are twice as likely to be diagnosed with…

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