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TLAP's Care and Support Jargon Buster

Dania Hanif

Published: May 25, 2017

This week, our partners at Think Local Act Personal [TLAP] kicked off their Care and Support Jargon Buster promotion with members of the National Co-production Advisory Group. The award winning online tool offers plain English definitions of the most commonly used words and phrases found in health and social care. The product is relevant to…

Election Manifestos

Dania Hanif

Published: May 19, 2017

This week, the main political parties – Conservatives, Labour, and Liberal Democrats published their manifestos, sharing their party’s vision for mental health. With more than just a mention, as was two years ago, and all parties dedicating at least a chapter to the topic, it is a welcome step in the right direction and shows…

Manifesto for Mental Health and the VCSE

Dania Hanif

Published: May 12, 2017

• We believe it is vital to consider and obtain a greater understanding of the breadth and depth of the mental health voluntary and community sector to better utilise existing social capital. • We believe that there should be attention to methodology behind engagement of the voluntary sector, with involvement of organisations who can be…

Position Statement 2017

Dania Hanif


The Association of Mental Health Providers has great hopes that the new Government will recognise and take seriously the contribution of the mental health voluntary and community sector, and the essential role it has in delivering care and support across health and social care. There are over 3,000 organisations registered with the Charity Commission who…

Webinar with Helen Sanderson - Self-Managing Teams

Dania Hanif

Published: May 11, 2017

Webinar Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017 Delivered by: Helen Sanderson Well-being teams focus on outcomes, not hours, and start with a conversation, not an assessment. Co-production is at the heart of the way teams work, and people choose how and when they are supported and choose their own team too. Teams include Community Circle Connectors…

Chief Executive's Message to Members on Relaunch

Dania Hanif

Published: May 8, 2017

Dear Members, Today, our organisation begins a new journey as we change our name to Association of Mental Health Providers. We’ve had discussions with some of you around your needs and what you expect from us as the only representative body for providers of voluntary and community sector mental health services and so, we decided…

Welcome - We Relaunch Today!

Dania Hanif


MHPF has relaunched under the new name of Association of Mental Health Providers. All posts published prior to Monday 8 May 2017 will use our former name; Mental Health Providers Forum [MHPF]. Learn more about our team, our work, and our members! If you’re a member, explore our new Members’ Area. If not, why not…

Webinar with Ayaz Manji - Changes to Welfare Benefits

Dania Hanif

Published: April 20, 2017

Webinar Date: Friday 12 May 2017 Delivered by: Ayaz Manji Members have shown concern about changes to welfare benefits and the impact this is having on people with mental health problems. A flurry of recent lobbying by Mind, the Disability Benefits Consortium and disabled people’s organisations has raised the profile of the impact of the…

Mental Health and Young Women - Call for Case Studies

Dania Hanif

Published: April 10, 2017

Our associate member Mental Health Foundation is collecting intersectional case studies on good practice with young women aged 16-25 years across a range of settings, as part of a project to explore mental health issues in young women. We would be very grateful if Association members could fill in the form calling for case studies to enable Mental…

MHPF is relaunching...

Dania Hanif

Published: April 4, 2017

MHPF are delighted to announce that in May we will be relaunching our organisation under the new name of Association of Mental Health Providers. Following detailed discussions with members around your needs, and after months of hard work and dedication [and with some final touches still to add!], the relaunch of our organisation next month…

MHPF responds to Spring Budget

Edward Strudwick

Published: March 8, 2017

MHPF welcomes the announcement today that this government will invest an additional £2 billion into social care with half coming in 2017/18. It is vital for this investment to be used in the most effective way possible, across all ages and conditions. We hope that the proposed Green paper will be a positive step forward…

MHPF response to MP George Freeman's comments on disability benefits

Edward Strudwick

Published: February 28, 2017

MHPF was deeply disappointed to hear the comments from George Freeman MP, the Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, suggesting that welfare spending, specifically Personal Independence Payments [PIP], should prioritise “really disabled people” rather than those who were “taking pills at home, who suffer from anxiety.” It is vital for people to understand the…