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Call for evidence: Weight Management for People with Severe Mental Illness

Dania Hanif

Published: November 8, 2019

The Mental Health Consortium (Association of Mental Health Providers, Centre for Mental Health, and Rethink Mental Illness) with Health and Wellbeing Alliance partners Men’s Health Forum, the National LGB&T Partnership and Race Equality Foundation, have been commissioned to investigate weight management for people severely affected by mental illness. The project, which is funded by the VCSE…

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Call for evidence: Helping People with Severe Mental Illness to Stop Smoking

Dania Hanif

Published: November 8, 2019

The Mental Health Consortium (Association of Mental Health Providers, Centre for Mental Health, and Rethink Mental Illness) with Health and Wellbeing Alliance partners Friends, Families and Travellers, Men’s Health Forum, the National LGB&T Partnership and Race Equality Foundation, have been commissioned to investigate how to best support people severely affected by mental illness to stop…

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Early 'Frailty' and Mental Health Focus Group

Dania Hanif

Published: November 4, 2019

As members of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, The Association is holding a focus group on Wednesday 13 November, 10-12pm to engage with people with mental illness and frailty. For the project, we are primarily relying on the NHS definition of frailty – “Frailty is where someone is less able to cope and recover…

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Launch of Enterprise Development Programme

Dania Hanif

Published: November 1, 2019

The Enterprise Development Programme is a five year programme, funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners. The programme aims to provide a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England, helping them become more financially resilient by developing new enterprise models, or by growing existing…

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Law Change to Provide Thousands More With Access to Personal Health Budgets

Dania Hanif

Published: October 31, 2019

One hundred thousand more people who use wheelchairs or need support for ongoing mental health problems will soon have the right to a personal health budget, providing them with greater choice and control when managing their own health and care. Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage has laid legislation in parliament today that will bring this…

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Response to New Mental Health Act Figures

Dania Hanif

Published: October 29, 2019

Figures published by NHS Digital today show an increase in detentions of 2% under the Mental Health Act from last year with known rates of detention for the ‘Black or Black British’ group being over four times those of the White group. Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of The Association, commented: “The latest figures show yet another…

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Call for Evidence: Barriers for marginalised groups to accessing breast screening

Dania Hanif

Published: October 17, 2019

In England, breast screening is currently offered at 3-yearly intervals to women aged from 50 up to their 71st birthday. In 2017/18, 2.54 million women aged 50-70 were invited for breast screening of which 70.5% attended. Early diagnosis is key to improving the likelihood of successful treatment of an ageing population. The NHS breast screening…

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Call for Evidence: Reducing health inequalities for people living with frailty

Dania Hanif

Published: October 17, 2019

As part of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, we are working with Friends, Families, and Travellers to deliver a project which aims to help NHS England identify: Why there are inconsistences in delivery of healthcare services to disadvantaged people experiencing frailty earlier in life Opportunities to reduce and overcome the barriers to accessible health…

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PHE Strategy Response

Dania Hanif

Published: September 10, 2019

Public Health England have today published their strategy outlining their priorities where they will focus their efforts to improve the public’s health and reduce health inequalities over the coming five years. Welcoming the strategy, Chief Executive Kathy Roberts commented: “We are pleased to see the publication of the PHE Strategy today which makes improving mental…

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New Report Published - Relationships Between VCSE Mental Health and Statutory Organisations

Dania Hanif

Published: July 24, 2019

Voluntary and community organisations provide essential support for people’s mental health that complements what statutory services can offer, but financial pressures are putting them under severe strain, according to preliminary research published today by Centre for Mental Health. Arm in arm, commissioned by the Association of Mental Health Providers, warns that voluntary and community organisations…

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Response to Prevention Green Paper

Dania Hanif

Published: July 23, 2019

We welcome the long-awaited Government Prevention Green Paper: Advancing our health: Prevention in the 2020s, published by the Cabinet Office, jointly with the Department of Health and Social Care, last night. With prevention being one of the Minister for Health Matt Hancock’s three priorities, it is a positive step to see the paper take a…

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Skills for Care Accolades 2020

Dania Hanif

Published: May 28, 2019

We are delighted to be supporting the Skills for Care Accolades celebrating adult social care providers and individual employers committed to delivering high quality care. Now in their 16th year, the awards are an opportunity to showcase your successes and celebrate your achievements with your team. Entering the Accolades couldn’t be easier, and it’s completely free.…

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