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Second Round of Grants Awarded in Mental Health Sustainability Programme

Hayley Alton

Published: September 8, 2021

Association of Mental Health Providers is pleased to share that the second round of grants from the Mental Health Sustainability Fund have been successfully administered; and we are supporting 29 organisations with a share of approximately £85,000*. These successful organisations demonstrated that they would use the money to contribute to their sustainability and were supporting…

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Response to Social Care Announcements

Dania Hanif

Published: September 8, 2021

The pandemic has seen social care brought to the forefront of public attention like never before and “reform” of the sector has been long-awaited. The announcements (7 Sept) are a step forward but not what we had hoped, and we are concerned that the plans outlined may not solve the social care crisis as is…

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Social Care Reform - Letter to the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Secretary of State

Dania Hanif

Published: June 21, 2021

Leaders of organisations representing adult social care have written to the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Secretary of State to urge the Government to act now to reform England’s social care system and publish its proposals urgently. Kathy Roberts is one of eight signatories in her capacity as CEO of The Association and Chair of the…

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Signposting Partnership with Chasing the Stigma Launched

Dania Hanif

Published: June 10, 2021

Association of Mental Health Providers is delighted to announce our new partnership with Chasing the Stigma, which allows us to embed the ground-breaking Hub of Hope platform onto our website to use as a signposting tool and include the services provided by our membership of 250+ voluntary and community sector mental health organisations. Visitors currently…

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Introducing our New Chair - Dr Sri Kalidindi CBE

Dania Hanif

Published: May 24, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Dr Sridevi Kalidindi CBE – Consultant Psychiatrist and previous Associate Medical Director at the South London & Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust – has been appointed as an Independent Chair of Trustees of the Association of Mental Health Providers, the only national representative organisation for voluntary and community sector…

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Promoting Equitable Uptake of the Covid-19 Vaccine for People with SMI

Dania Hanif

Published: May 18, 2021

People with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) are eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccination as part of Priority Group Six of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) prioritisation. People with SMI face reduced life expectancy when compared to the general population and we know that some people may require additional support to access their covid-19…

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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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