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SMI and Smoking Cessation/Weight Management Reports Published

Dania Hanif

Published: April 1, 2020

People living with severe mental illness want effective and personalised help to give up smoking and to manage their weight, according to two new reports published today by Association of Mental Health Providers, Centre for Mental Health, and Rethink Mental Illness. The two reports, A Time to Quit and More Than a Number, were commissioned…

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New Report on SMI and Weight Management

Dania Hanif

Published: April 1, 2020

People living with severe mental illness want effective and personalised help to manage their weight, according to a new report published today by Association of Mental Health Providers, Centre for Mental Health, Rethink Mental Illness, MindOut on behalf of The National LGB&T Partnership, and Race Equality Foundation. The report was commissioned by the VCSE Health…

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New Report on SMI and Smoking

Dania Hanif

Published: April 1, 2020

People living with severe mental illness want effective and personalised help to give up smoking, according to  new reports published today by Association of Mental Health Providers, Centre for Mental Health, Rethink Mental Illness, and partners’ Friends, Families, and Travellers, LGBT Hero on behalf of The National LGB&T Partnership, and Race Equality Foundation. The report…

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Clap for Our Carers – NHS and Social Care

Dania Hanif

Published: March 26, 2020

People across the UK are being encouraged to take part in the Clap for Our Carers campaign and show appreciation for all those working on the frontline in health and social care. The media is quite rightly highlighting the vital role of the NHS, but there is very little mention of the equally vital role…

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Our New EDM's Thoughts on the EDP...

Dania Hanif

Published: January 27, 2020

With ever-increasing cuts to public funding and growing competition for grant and philanthropic funds, many organisations are desperate to find ways to diversify their income. Understandably, the potential opportunities for diversification from enterprise or trading is often treated with caution or avoided. Building on from that, the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) has been designed to…

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Launch of Project to Support Adult Social Care Sector with Data and Cyber Security

Dania Hanif

Published: January 13, 2020

The Association is delighted to announce the launch of a project that seeks to better understand the digital, data and technology issues faced by social care providers of services to working age adults and how best to support them implement safe data and cyber security practices. In collaboration with VODG, we will use surveys, focus groups,…

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Enterprise Development Programme Expands to Include Mental Health Sector

Dania Hanif

Published: December 5, 2019

Following a successful pilot, the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) will reopen in the New Year, and will expand to be able to support charities and social enterprises operating in the mental health and equality sectors, in addition to those working in homelessness and youth. The EDP is led by a partnership of national infrastructure bodies…

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EU Exit Planning Case Studies

Dania Hanif

Published: December 4, 2019

In addition to your participation in the fortnightly survey, CPA want to share examples of how care providers are preparing for EU exit. Please let us know if you would consider being featured as a case study in – for example – guidance, social media or trade press? Topics would include: how you are supporting…

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EU Exit Planning Survey

Dania Hanif

Published: November 27, 2019

As members of the Care Providers Alliance, we are undertaking a survey of care providers in the VCSE mental health sector to understand the sector’s preparedness in the case of Brexit; this will run fortnightly, will be open for 7 days only, and will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. No individual organisation will…

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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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