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Leading social care interest groups warn government that its mental capacity reforms are not fit for purpose

Dania Hanif

Published: October 9, 2018

Leading social care interest groups from across the care sector are calling on the Government to urgently rethink its Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill that is now at a crucial parliamentary stage. Concerns about the legislation are outlined in a new paper ahead of the House of Lords committee stage when it will be scrutinised by…

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CALL FOR EVIDENCE: Supporting inclusive workplaces for everyone – Health Related Pathways to Work

Dania Hanif

Published: September 24, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers is partnering on  a Health and Wellbeing Alliance project, being co-led by Homeless Link and Win/Win and involving seven other Alliance members as well as the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), and Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM). The partnership is supporting the Health and Work Unit to work towards inclusive…

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CALL FOR PRACTICE EXAMPLES: Closing the employment gap for young people with low level mental health needs

Dania Hanif

Published: September 24, 2018

At least 6.5% of young people age 16-18 are not in education employment or training (NEET). The UK has the third highest percentage of early leavers from education and training in the EU and 3/4 of mental health conditions start by the age of 24. Young people’s level of educational attainment and their mental and…

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Call for Evidence: Addressing Rising Detention Rates

Dania Hanif

Published: July 27, 2018

On behalf of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act (MHA), we are seeking qualitative and quantitative evidence on any work undertaken at a local level to specifically: Understand rising rates of detention under the MHA; and/or Address rising rates of MHA detention This may be: An academic report based on formal research of…

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Mental Health Act Review Workshops

Dania Hanif

Published: July 27, 2018

The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act will be running three workshops during August to engage with mixed audiences on the review’s thinking so far, on potential options for change and on what those options might result in for service users and professionals. The feedback gathered from attendees will help inform the review’s final…

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Leadership Seminar with Nan Carle Beauregard

Dania Hanif

Published: June 5, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers and VODG, in partnership with Choice Support, are hosting a leadership seminar with Nan Carle Beauregard. Social care is faced with unprecedented levels of uncertainly and disruption. The work that we thought we came into the field to do often feels like it is unravelling in front of our eyes.…

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The Association Joins Equally Well UK as Founder Member

Dania Hanif

Published: May 23, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers is delighted to have been invited to become a founder member of a new collaborative to improve physical health support for people with a mental illness, Equally Well UK. Based on a similar campaign in New Zealand, Equally Well UK will bring together organisations in the UK with a part…

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APPG on MH Inquiry into Progress of Five Year Forward View

Dania Hanif

Published: May 22, 2018

The Association will be responding to the APPG on Mental Health’s inquiry into the progress of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. To consider The Association’s response, we would be interested in gathering information on the following questions, and would welcome the views of member organisations to strengthen the VCSE response. If you would…

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All 130 Local Minds Join The Association

Dania Hanif

Published: May 3, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers is delighted to welcome all 130 Local Minds to our membership of voluntary and community sector mental health service providers. Local Minds are based in communities around England and Wales, and like our wider VCSE membership, tailor their services to the needs of the community they serve, which include talking therapies,…

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Response to Independent Review of the Mental Health Act: Interim Report

Dania Hanif

Published: May 1, 2018

The interim report of the Independent Mental Health Act Review, has been published today. The review of the Act was commissioned by the Government in October 2017 with recommendations extending to England in relation to matters that are devolved in Wales (including health), and England and Wales in relation to non-devolved matters (including justice). Welcoming…

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National Data Opt-Out

Dania Hanif

Published: April 11, 2018

The Association  invited colleagues from NHS Digital to our North West Members’ Meeting who shared information about the National Data Opt-Out Programme, which is being implemented following a Government review on data security and data sharing in the health and social care system. The Data Opt-Out Programme is now implementing a service to allow people…

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New Trustees Appointed

Dania Hanif

Published: April 11, 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed three new Independent Trustees to our Board. We are now joined by Sarah Hughes, CEO of Centre for Mental Health; Steve Appleton, CEO of Contact Consulting; and Steve Gilbert, Serious Mental Illness – Living Experience Consultant. The three Trustees join our Board at an exciting time…

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