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Information Request: Delayed Transfers of Care and Complex Needs Services

Dania Hanif

Published: January 10, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers is seeking information from members on how delayed transfers of care (DToC) are affecting your organisations and the services you provide. The Association has been compiling information and we are working with other bodies and partners to ensure the issues surrounding DToC and complex needs services are resolved, and the perspective…

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Survey - Mental Health Practitioners

Dania Hanif

Published: January 9, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers is collaborating with our partner Citizens Advice to explore the relationship between mental health and practical issues, such as money, debt, housing, immigration, and employment. We want to understand how having mental health needs can make it difficult for people to manage other practical aspects of their lives. We also…

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Information Request: Typology of Services

Dania Hanif

Published: January 2, 2018

The Association has been working with members to create a typology of services – we would like to focus on the valuable services that are being provided by yourselves in the communities across the country so we can better promote the services your organisation provides, and ensure that your work is represented at all levels.…

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Merry Christmas!

Dania Hanif

Published: December 20, 2017

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! 2017 has been a big and busy year for us – we…

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Member News: #PuttingMeFirst

Jane Greatorex

Published: December 5, 2017

As part of our 30th birthday celebrations, Second Step has launched our #PuttingMeFirst campaign and a short film of the same name. The film showcases the way we support and work with people, as well as sharing some inspiring stories of hope, courage and change. To watch the film go to our YouTube channel where…

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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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