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Call for evidence: Weight Management for People with Severe Mental Illness

Dania Hanif

Published: November 8, 2019

The Mental Health Consortium (Association of Mental Health Providers, Centre for Mental Health, and Rethink Mental Illness) with Health and Wellbeing Alliance partners Men’s Health Forum, the National LGB&T Partnership and Race Equality Foundation, have been commissioned to investigate weight management for people severely affected by mental illness. The project, which is funded by the VCSE…

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Call for evidence: Helping People with Severe Mental Illness to Stop Smoking

Dania Hanif

Published: November 8, 2019

The Mental Health Consortium (Association of Mental Health Providers, Centre for Mental Health, and Rethink Mental Illness) with Health and Wellbeing Alliance partners Friends, Families and Travellers, Men’s Health Forum, the National LGB&T Partnership and Race Equality Foundation, have been commissioned to investigate how to best support people severely affected by mental illness to stop…

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Call for Evidence: Barriers for marginalised groups to accessing breast screening

Dania Hanif

Published: October 17, 2019

In England, breast screening is currently offered at 3-yearly intervals to women aged from 50 up to their 71st birthday. In 2017/18, 2.54 million women aged 50-70 were invited for breast screening of which 70.5% attended. Early diagnosis is key to improving the likelihood of successful treatment of an ageing population. The NHS breast screening…

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Call for Evidence: Reducing health inequalities for people living with frailty

Dania Hanif

Published: October 17, 2019

As part of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, we are working with Friends, Families, and Travellers to deliver a project which aims to help NHS England identify: Why there are inconsistences in delivery of healthcare services to disadvantaged people experiencing frailty earlier in life Opportunities to reduce and overcome the barriers to accessible health…

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Developing a model for a ‘whole prison approach’ to good mental health

Dania Hanif

Published: January 22, 2019

Association of Mental Health Providers is partnering with Clinks on a Health and Wellbeing Alliance work programme to develop a model for a whole prison approach to good mental health. Working alongside Alliance partners, we are particularly interested in how we can improve mental health for people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities…

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VCSE Sector Sustainability Campaign

Dania Hanif

Published: December 5, 2018

Several of our members have raised concerns regarding some current commissioning practices. We would therefore like to build a better picture of commissioning and the pressure points for mental health VCSE providers, and are asking for further information from our members to support our campaign on sector sustainability. We would like examples/ case studies of…

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Mental Health in Prisons

Dania Hanif

Published: November 26, 2018

This Health and Wellbeing Alliance project aims to develop a model for a ‘whole prison approach’ to good mental health for people in prison, in particular for those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and other equalities groups; and how the voluntary sector can contribute to achieving this. This survey provides an opportunity…

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Developing Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health at a Local Level to Enable Equality of Outcomes

Dania Hanif

Published: October 23, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers, as leads of the Mental Health Consortium, are leading a Health and Wellbeing Alliance work programme on the Prevention Concordat and the Voluntary Sector Contribution. Working alongside 15 Alliance partners, we are developing a resource on ‘Health Inequalities and Fairer and Equitable Society’, which will collate sources of information and…

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Supporting inclusive workplaces for everyone – Health Related Pathways to Work

Dania Hanif

Published: September 24, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers is partnering on  a Health and Wellbeing Alliance project, being co-led by Homeless Link and Win/Win and involving seven other Alliance members as well as the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), and Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM). The partnership is supporting the Health and Work Unit to work towards inclusive…

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Closing the employment gap for young people with low level mental health needs

Dania Hanif

Published: September 24, 2018

At least 6.5% of young people age 16-18 are not in education employment or training (NEET). The UK has the third highest percentage of early leavers from education and training in the EU and 3/4 of mental health conditions start by the age of 24. Young people’s level of educational attainment and their mental and…

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Addressing Rising Detention Rates

Dania Hanif

Published: July 27, 2018

On behalf of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act (MHA), we are seeking qualitative and quantitative evidence on any work undertaken at a local level to specifically: Understand rising rates of detention under the MHA; and/or Address rising rates of MHA detention This may be: An academic report based on formal research of…

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APPG on MH Inquiry into Progress of Five Year Forward View

Dania Hanif

Published: May 22, 2018

The Association will be responding to the APPG on Mental Health’s inquiry into the progress of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. To consider The Association’s response, we would be interested in gathering information on the following questions, and would welcome the views of member organisations to strengthen the VCSE response. If you would…

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