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Sleep In Payments Changes

Dania Hanif

Published: November 9, 2017

As you are aware, last week, the Government launched a new voluntary sleep-in compliance scheme for social care providers offering an opportunity to self-review, identify historical liabilities, and rectify within a 15-month period, in order to become compliant. Care sector ‘sleep in’ shifts are delivered to people with learning disabilities and other complex needs requiring…

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CQC's Review of Mental Health Services for Children and Young People

Dania Hanif

Published: October 27, 2017

Association of Mental Health Providers welcomes the report published today by the Care Quality Commission. This report outlines the findings of the first phase of its review of children and young people’s mental health services announced by the Prime Minister in January 2017. The report draws on CQC data from inspections and visits across England,…

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Response to Stevenson/Farmer Report

Dania Hanif

Published: October 26, 2017

In January 2017, the Prime Minister asked for an independent review into how employers can support people with mental health conditions. The newly published Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers, Thriving at Work, shows over 300,000 people lose their jobs each year due to mental ill-health, which can cost employers up to £42 billion…

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Launch of New Suicide Prevention Resources

Dania Hanif

Published: October 25, 2017

In partnership with National Suicide Prevention Alliance, PHE have launched a series of case studies, films, factsheets and infographics to mark one year on from the publication of the suicide prevention planning guidance. The new resources have been developed to support local suicide prevention activity and include: Case studies including work by Leeds City Council…

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Mental Health and Employment - Member Case Studies

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2017

Many employment initiatives, which focus on supporting people with mental health needs recognise the benefit that work and meaningful activity can have for a person’s mental health and wellbeing. Working in partnership with government work programmes, the voluntary and community sector has developed services that have succeeded in creating accessible support for people with mental…

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Pledge to support the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2017

We understand that a prevention-focused approach to improving the public’s mental health is shown to make a valuable contribution to achieving a fairer and more equitable society. As one of the initial signatories of the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health Consensus Statement and as the leading representative body for voluntary and community sector mental…

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Mentally Healthy Workplace Pledge - WMHD17

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2017

This year, The Association is pleased to have signed the World Federation for Mental Health’s Mentally Healthy Workplace Pledge. As part of this, we have pledged our support for the mental health of our entire workforce and we will commit our to doing our best at being proactive in promoting: Appreciation of employees and workers…

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Message from our Chair - World Mental Health Day

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2017

This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on mental health in the workplace. We know that work is good for our mental health and that negative work environments can have a detrimental effect on our mental and physical health. It’s in everyone’s interest to use this World Mental Health Day to reflect on what else we…

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Message from Chief Executive - World Mental Health Day

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2017

As we see the great strides that have already been made towards better equality and rights for people experiencing mental health needs, we know there is still a long way to go to get true parity and value.  Listening to people and understanding what matters is essential. Delivering services to address what is important is…

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PM Announces Review of Mental Health Act

Dania Hanif

Published: October 4, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May, in her speech at the Conservative Party Conference, has announced the independent review of the Mental Health Act, to be undertaken by Professor Sir Simon Wessely. The Prime Minister, reaffirming her commitment to make mental health a priority, has said that the legislation is leading to shortfalls in services and is…

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Appointment of New Chair

Dania Hanif

Published: September 5, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Steve Shrubb has been appointed as the new Independent Chair of Association of Mental Health Providers. Steve who retired two years ago has worked in mental health for over 40 years as a Nurse, Therapist, Network Director and Chief Executive. On his appointment, Steve said: “It is an honour to become Chair…

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Race, Mental Health and Criminal Justice Briefing Published

Dania Hanif

Published: August 31, 2017

A new joint briefing, ‘Race, mental health and criminal justice: moving forward’, from social justice charity, Nacro, Clinks, Association of Mental Health Providers and Mental Health Foundation as partners in the Mental Health Consortia, and the Race Equality Foundation has found that voluntary sector practitioners and service users from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are…

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