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PHE Strategy Response

Dania Hanif

Published: September 10, 2019

Public Health England have today published their strategy outlining their priorities where they will focus their efforts to improve the public’s health and reduce health inequalities over the coming five years. Welcoming the strategy, Chief Executive Kathy Roberts commented: “We are pleased to see the publication of the PHE Strategy today which makes improving mental…

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New Report Published - Relationships Between VCSE Mental Health and Statutory Organisations

Dania Hanif

Published: July 24, 2019

Voluntary and community organisations provide essential support for people’s mental health that complements what statutory services can offer, but financial pressures are putting them under severe strain, according to preliminary research published today by Centre for Mental Health. Arm in arm, commissioned by the Association of Mental Health Providers, warns that voluntary and community organisations…

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Response to Prevention Green Paper

Dania Hanif

Published: July 23, 2019

We welcome the long-awaited Government Prevention Green Paper: Advancing our health: Prevention in the 2020s, published by the Cabinet Office, jointly with the Department of Health and Social Care, last night. With prevention being one of the Minister for Health Matt Hancock’s three priorities, it is a positive step to see the paper take a…

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Skills for Care Accolades 2020

Dania Hanif

Published: May 28, 2019

We are delighted to be supporting the Skills for Care Accolades celebrating adult social care providers and individual employers committed to delivering high quality care. Now in their 16th year, the awards are an opportunity to showcase your successes and celebrate your achievements with your team. Entering the Accolades couldn’t be easier, and it’s completely free.…

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Response to BBC Panorama on Abuse of Vulnerable Adults

Dania Hanif

Published: May 23, 2019

The abuse of vulnerable adults with mental health needs, learning disabilities and autism at a specialist hospital, run by the private healthcare provider Cygnet, in County Durham was uncovered by BBC Panorama. The episode shown on the BBC last night, Wednesday 22 May, shows staff intimidating, mocking, restraining patients, many of whom have been detained…

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Joint Response to Whorlton Hall Scandal

Dania Hanif

Published: May 23, 2019

A joint statement by Association of Mental Health Providers, Learning Disability England, and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group following the BBC Panorama ‘Undercover hospital abuse scandal’. The BBC Panorama programme, Undercover hospital abuse scandal, is heartbreaking to watch. But there are sadly no surprises here. People’s misery and untimely deaths have been met with reviews rather than…

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CQC Publish Annual Report on Mental Health Act 2017/18

Dania Hanif

Published: February 26, 2019

Care Quality Commission have today published their annual report on the use of the Mental Health Act – Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2017/18, looking at how providers are caring for patients and whether patients’ rights are being protected. It has concluded that there has been an overall improvement in some aspects of care in 2016…

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Personal Health Budgets for people with mental health needs

Dania Hanif

Published: February 21, 2019

The Association welcomes the announcement today by  Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Care, extending the legal ‘rights to have’ a personal health budget for people with mental health needs eligible for Section 117 aftercare services and wheelchair users in response to the recent consultation.  It is estimated that around 100,000 people will benefit from…

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NHS Long Term Plan Response

Dania Hanif

Published: January 7, 2019

NHS England has today published the NHS Long Term Plan, setting out their strategy and ambition for how, over the next ten years, they will make the NHS fit for the future and through the measures outlined, tackle some of the most significant health inequalities in society. Welcoming the NHS Long Term Plan, Chief Executive Kathy…

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Merry Christmas!

Dania Hanif

Published: December 20, 2018

Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the peace and joy of the season!   As we approach the Christmas holidays and the end of the year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support and hard work this year! 2018 has been an exciting (and busy!) year for us –…

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Women's Mental Health Taskforce Report Published

Dania Hanif

Published: December 19, 2018

The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce – co-chaired by Jackie Doyle-Price, Minister for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention, and Katharine Sacks-Jones, Chief Executive of Agenda, – has today set out its key principles for gender and trauma-informed care in its final report. Women are more likely to experience common mental health conditions than men, and while…

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Mental Health Act Review Report Published

Dania Hanif

Published: December 6, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers welcomes the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act (MHA) Report published today. Chaired by Professor Sir Simon Wessely, the report, Modernising the Mental Health Act, has outlined 154 recommendations for change, of which two have already been accepted by the Government. The MHA, described by Professor Wessely as being…

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