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The Association responds to CQC State of Care in MH Services Report

Dania Hanif

Published: July 20, 2017

Following the publication of the CQC report on the State of Care in Mental Health Services 2014 – 2017, Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of Association of Mental Health Providers commented: “It is concerning that examples of outdated and sometimes institutionalised care are still being found, where a high number of people are in ‘locked rehabilitation…

Response to Government's New Tobacco Control Plan

Dania Hanif

Published: July 18, 2017

As members of the Mental Health and Smoking Partnership [1], we have welcomed the publication of the Government’s new Tobacco Control Plan [2] for England today, which for the first time prioritises reducing smoking among people with a mental health condition. The Association’s Chief Executive, Kathy Roberts, has commented: “We are delighted to see the commitment made by…

Response to Drug Strategy 2017

Dania Hanif

Published: July 14, 2017

Home Office have published the new Drug Strategy [1], which sets out how the Government and its partners, at local, national and international levels, will take new action to tackle drug misuse and the harm it causes. The Association’s Chief Executive, Kathy Roberts, has commented: “We welcome the inclusion of mental health as a key theme in…

Response to Publication of VCSE Review Progress Report

Dania Hanif

Published: July 14, 2017

An update [1] on the progress of implementing the recommendations of the joint group’s final VCSE Review report has been published. The report [2], based on the largest ever review of the voluntary sector’s involvement in statutory health and social care, urged local hospitals, clinical commissioning groups and councils to do more to involve expert charities…

Response to NHS Providers' Report on State of the Sector

Dania Hanif

Published: July 7, 2017

The new NHS Providers’ [1] Report on the State of the NHS Provider Sector [2] has found that core mental health services are deteriorating, despite the commitment from Government and NHS system leaders to address long-standing inequalities in care for people with mental health conditions. The report states that rapidly rising demand is overwhelming core…

Response to NHS England's Announcement to Redesign MH Services

Association of Mental Health Providers

Published: June 27, 2017

Association of Mental Health Providers’ Chief Executive, Kathy Roberts, said: “The Association are disappointed by the poor inclusion of voluntary and community sector providers in the recent NHS England announcement introducing new sites to redesign mental health services and cut out-of-area placements. The voluntary and community sector are a vital part of the health and…

Response to General Election Results

Dania Hanif

Published: June 9, 2017

Following the announcement of the General Election results today, Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of Association of Mental Health Providers, commented: “Although it is an uncertain time as the Conservative Party and Democratic Unionist Party attempt to form a coalition Government, we would urge both parties to make early commitments to improving, and protecting, mental health services. It is…

Response to Election Manifestos

Dania Hanif

Published: May 19, 2017

This week, the main political parties – Conservatives, Labour, and Liberal Democrats published their manifestos, sharing their party’s vision for mental health. Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of Association of Mental Health Providers, commented: “With more than just a mention, as was two years ago, and all parties dedicating at least a chapter to the topic,…

Appointment of New Chair of TLAP Board

Edward Strudwick

Published: May 12, 2017

Clenton Farquharson MBE has been appointed as the new Chair of the TLAP Board. A long serving member of the National Co-production Advisory Group, Clenton is a well-established and highly reputed coach, trainer and consultant and has played a vital role in ensuring that all of TLAP’s work is co-produced to represent the views of people…

Announcement of Relaunch

Dania Hanif

Published: May 5, 2017

Mental Health Providers Forum [MHPF] announces name change and new website, to coincide with the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, starting on May 8, the Mental Health Providers Forum has announced the change of its name to Association of Mental Health Providers. The new name change forms…