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Queen's Speech: Another Missed Opportunity for Social Care Reform and Mental Health

Dania Hanif

Published: May 11, 2021

It is increasingly clear that in many of the conversations about adult social care, there remains a glaring omission; – its importance to mental health and wellbeing. Adult Social Care plays a critical role in meeting the needs of people with mental illness, in keeping them safe, preventing future mental health issues, and in the…

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Response to Race and Ethnic Disparities Commission Report

Dania Hanif

Published: April 1, 2021

The Association believes the independent report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, published on 31 March 2021, provides a narrow view on disparities and injustices and does not acknowledge the suffering and discrimination faced by minorities communities in the UK. The last year alone has shown the effects of institutional racism on some…

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Supreme Court Rules on Sleep In Payments

Dania Hanif

Published: March 19, 2021

The Supreme Court has upheld a 2018 Court of Appeal decision that social care workers who sleep during night shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) only when they are awake and supporting people who require overnight support services. The long-awaited decision ends a legal process which began in 2016 and has faced…

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Successful First Round of Grants Awarded in Mental Health Sustainability Programme

Hayley Alton

Published: February 17, 2021

The Association of Mental Health Providers is pleased to announce the first round of grants from the Mental Health Sustainability Fund have been administered; and we are thrilled to be awarding 34 organisations a share of approximately £103,500. These successful organisations demonstrated that they would use the money to contribute to their sustainability and were…

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Solidarity with All Those Working in Health, Care and Education Through the Pandemic

Dania Hanif

Published: January 21, 2021

The Association is pleased to sign a joint letter from mental health leaders, expressing solidarity with all those working in health, care and education through Covid-19. “Right across the UK throughout the Covid-19 global pandemic, people have responded to the challenges with extraordinary determination, creativity and care. As a group of Mental Health Leaders, we…

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Call for Peer Learning Facilitator to work with leaders of Charities and Social Enterprises

Greg Woolley

Published: January 19, 2021

The Association is looking to appoint a peer learning facilitator, on a trial basis, to support the development of some of its SME members. Context: The Enterprise Development Programme is a five-year programme, funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners. It aims to help charities and…

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Mental Health Act - White Paper Published

Dania Hanif

Published: January 13, 2021

Just after two years of the publication of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, led by Professor Sir Simon Wessley, the Government published their highly-anticipated White Paper on Reforming the Mental Health Act on 13 January. Delayed due to various factors including the pandemic, the publication of the White Paper is a welcome…

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Call for Support: the Mental Health Sustainability Programme

Caitlin McFee

Published: January 8, 2021

Happy New Year from all of us at The Association! We hope you managed to find some time to rest and recover over the Christmas period after what was an incredibly challenging year. We know that times continue to be tough for everyone, and especially so for all those still on the front lines, fighting…

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Dania Hanif

Published: December 18, 2020

Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the peace and joy of the season!   As this is our final bulletin before the Christmas holidays and of the year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support and hard work this year! In our Christmas bulletin last year, we started with…

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Mental Health Sustainability Programme - Virtual Event Video

Dania Hanif

Published: December 10, 2020

Seven months ago, a coalition of leading mental health charities collaborated to develop a model which allows private sector partners to offer expertise, knowledge, skills, and funds, to VCSE provider organisations in the mental health sector. The Mental Health Sustainability Programme aims to enhance the way that the VCSE sector works in partnership with the…

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Training to help you achieve your 2021 enterprise goals!

Greg Woolley

Published: November 30, 2020

To begin 2021, the Association will be offering fully funded training sessions focused on supporting small charities and social enterprises to develop their enterprise or trading activities. We hope it will be valuable to support organisations achieve their enterprise goals for 2021. Following a review of our first two rounds of applications to the Enterprise…

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The Association Welcomes the Mental Health Winter Plan

Dania Hanif

Published: November 24, 2020

The Association welcomes the publication of the Government’s Winter Plan for Mental Health and Wellbeing – “Staying Mentally Well This Winter.” The Plan outlines some of the key steps already taken by the Government to support the mental health needs of the nation during the pandemic and shares their commitments to address some of the…

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