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152 organisations call on Government to put children at the heart of recovery

Dania Hanif

Published: June 30, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread, affecting the lives of every baby, child and young person in the country. This generation of children face unprecedented threats to their childhoods. They deserve an unprecedented response. We are joining 150+ organisations in a call to Government to put babies, children and young people at…

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Prime Minister urged to create new Mental Health Renewal Plan for England

Dania Hanif

Published: June 26, 2020

Prime Minister urged by major coalition of charities to create a new Mental Health Renewal Plan for England to support the nation’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic The devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic demands an urgent renewal plan for the nation’s mental health to avoid crisis, according to an unprecedented coalition of over 50…

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Response to PHE BME Review

Dania Hanif

Published: June 5, 2020

The review into the disparities in risks and outcomes by Public Health England has officially stated what has been long known to many – vulnerable groups, those facing the severest of health inequalities, are being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. These health inequalities are not a new phenomenon and have existed in society since before…

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Leading businesses commit to donating time and skills to keep vital mental health services going

Dania Hanif

Published: June 4, 2020

Bupa, Deloitte, PwC and Salesforce have agreed to donate time, skills and/or resources to help small voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations continue to deliver urgently needed mental health support, as the country faces “a perfect storm” mental health crisis because of COVID-19. Poppy Jaman, CEO of the City Mental Health Alliance, explains: “The…

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UK charities launch Mental Health Sustainability Fund as country faces mental health crisis because of COVID-19

Dania Hanif

Published: May 19, 2020

A coalition of mental health charities and social enterprises are appealing to the UK’s largest businesses for financial and volunteering support to ensure that community charities can continue to deliver urgent mental health support to those who need it most. Goldman Sachs is the founding supporter by providing cornerstone funding for the fund. The coalition,…

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Mental Health Response Fund

Dania Hanif

Published: April 16, 2020

Due to the high number of applications the Fund’s Governance Group has taken the decision to pause the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) to new applications from 5pm on Wednesday 13th May. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Any applications already received, or received before this date, will be assessed at the next…

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New Briefing on COVID-19 and Impact on VCSE Mental Health Sector

Dania Hanif

Published: April 15, 2020

The Association has published a new briefing paper on the impact of COVID-19 on the VCSE mental health provider sector. COVID-19 and the VCSE Mental Health Sector, is a live briefing document based on the experiences of our members and outlines the impact of the pandemic on their services and the people that they work…

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New Briefing on VCSE and Statutory Services Working Together to Provide Mental Health Support During COvid-19

Dania Hanif

Published: April 3, 2020

The Association has published a new briefing with colleagues Centre for Mental Health and the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network on how the voluntary and community sector and statutory services can work together to support mental health in communities during the pandemic. The global coronavirus outbreak is putting the mental as well as physical health…

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SMI and Smoking Cessation/Weight Management Reports Published

Dania Hanif

Published: April 1, 2020

People living with severe mental illness want effective and personalised help to give up smoking and to manage their weight, according to two new reports published today by Association of Mental Health Providers, Centre for Mental Health, and Rethink Mental Illness. The two reports, A Time to Quit and More Than a Number, were commissioned…

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New Report on SMI and Weight Management

Dania Hanif

Published: April 1, 2020

People living with severe mental illness want effective and personalised help to manage their weight, according to a new report published today by Association of Mental Health Providers, Centre for Mental Health, Rethink Mental Illness, MindOut on behalf of The National LGB&T Partnership, and Race Equality Foundation. The report was commissioned by the VCSE Health…

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New Report on SMI and Smoking

Dania Hanif

Published: April 1, 2020

People living with severe mental illness want effective and personalised help to give up smoking, according to  new reports published today by Association of Mental Health Providers, Centre for Mental Health, Rethink Mental Illness, and partners’ Friends, Families, and Travellers, LGBT Hero on behalf of The National LGB&T Partnership, and Race Equality Foundation. The report…

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Clap for Our Carers – NHS and Social Care

Dania Hanif

Published: March 26, 2020

People across the UK are being encouraged to take part in the Clap for Our Carers campaign and show appreciation for all those working on the frontline in health and social care. The media is quite rightly highlighting the vital role of the NHS, but there is very little mention of the equally vital role…

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