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Mental Health and Employment - Member Case Studies

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2017

Many employment initiatives, which focus on supporting people with mental health needs recognise the benefit that work and meaningful activity can have for a person’s mental health and wellbeing. Working in partnership with government work programmes, the voluntary and community sector has developed services that have succeeded in creating accessible support for people with mental…

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Pledge to support the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2017

We understand that a prevention-focused approach to improving the public’s mental health is shown to make a valuable contribution to achieving a fairer and more equitable society. As one of the initial signatories of the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health Consensus Statement and as the leading representative body for voluntary and community sector mental…

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Mentally Healthy Workplace Pledge - WMHD17

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2017

This year, The Association is pleased to have signed the World Federation for Mental Health’s Mentally Healthy Workplace Pledge. As part of this, we have pledged our support for the mental health of our entire workforce and we will commit our to doing our best at being proactive in promoting: Appreciation of employees and workers…

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Message from our Chair - World Mental Health Day

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2017

This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on mental health in the workplace. We know that work is good for our mental health and that negative work environments can have a detrimental effect on our mental and physical health. It’s in everyone’s interest to use this World Mental Health Day to reflect on what else we…

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Message from Chief Executive - World Mental Health Day

Dania Hanif

Published: October 10, 2017

As we see the great strides that have already been made towards better equality and rights for people experiencing mental health needs, we know there is still a long way to go to get true parity and value.  Listening to people and understanding what matters is essential. Delivering services to address what is important is…

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PM Announces Review of Mental Health Act

Dania Hanif

Published: October 4, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May, in her speech at the Conservative Party Conference, has announced the independent review of the Mental Health Act, to be undertaken by Professor Sir Simon Wessely. The Prime Minister, reaffirming her commitment to make mental health a priority, has said that the legislation is leading to shortfalls in services and is…

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Appointment of New Chair

Dania Hanif

Published: September 5, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Steve Shrubb has been appointed as the new Independent Chair of Association of Mental Health Providers. Steve who retired two years ago has worked in mental health for over 40 years as a Nurse, Therapist, Network Director and Chief Executive. On his appointment, Steve said: “It is an honour to become Chair…

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Race, Mental Health and Criminal Justice Briefing Published

Dania Hanif

Published: August 31, 2017

A new joint briefing, ‘Race, mental health and criminal justice: moving forward’, from social justice charity, Nacro, Clinks, Association of Mental Health Providers and Mental Health Foundation as partners in the Mental Health Consortia, and the Race Equality Foundation has found that voluntary sector practitioners and service users from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are…

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Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health Launched

Dania Hanif

Published: August 30, 2017

As members of the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health Expert Steering Group and co-producers of the first Concordat, The Association is delighted to announce the launch of the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health and a suite of ten supporting resources. Public Health England have led on establishing a Prevention Concordat for Better Mental…

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Health and Wellbeing Fund Applications Open

Dania Hanif

Published: August 29, 2017

Applications for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to apply for the Health and Wellbeing Fund on social prescribing are open until midday Tuesday 21 November 2017. The fund is part of the Health and Wellbeing Programme, which The Association is a member of as leads of the Mental Health Consortia. Each round focuses on a…

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Request for Information: Impact of Brexit on VCSE sector

Dania Hanif

Published: August 23, 2017

As members of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance, The Association recently attended a webinar delivered by Office for Civil Society to discuss the impact of Brexit on the voluntary and community sector. Please send responses to the following questions to Dania: Funding: how important is EU funding to DH Alliance members; if there was to…

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Mental Health Patients Stranded in Units

Dania Hanif

Published: August 3, 2017

BBC News has revealed that mental health patients across the UK are spending years stranded in acute units awaiting discharge, with at least 91 patients having waited more than a year to be discharged and at least 7 patients waiting more than 2 years. The BBC Freedom of Information requests also show that at least 320 patients…

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