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Response to CQC Report on MH Rehabilitation Services and OAPs

Dania Hanif

Published: March 1, 2018

Responding to the new CQC report looking at mental health rehabilitation inpatient services, which has found that people in rehabilitation services for serious mental health conditions are more likely to be placed ‘out of area’ and far from their home, Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of Association of Mental Health Providers, commented: “Frankly, the CQC briefing published today reveals…

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Recovery Space - Report and Campaign Launched

Dania Hanif

Published: February 20, 2018

New analysis of national data by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute estimates that 23,000 people in England were struggling in problem debt last year whilst in hospital for their mental health. This group are likely to be receiving calls and emails from banks, credit card companies, local authorities and other creditors whilst in…

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Response to CQC's Outcome of Review on Rise of Detentions Under the MHA

Dania Hanif

Published: January 23, 2018

A Care Quality Commission review has concluded that there is no single reason why more detentions are being made under the Mental Health Act than ever before, and the rise may be symptomatic of a system ‘under considerable strain’, The Mental Health Act provides authority for hospitals to detain and treat people who have a…

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Response to HEE Draft Workforce Strategy

Dania Hanif

Published: December 14, 2017

Public Health England / Health Education England have published the draft Workforce Strategy, Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, to inform the final Strategy that will be published in July 2018. Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of Association of Mental Health Providers, commented: “The draft strategy sets out the current workforce landscape, the work underway and…

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Response to Autumn Budget 2017

Dania Hanif

Published: November 22, 2017

The Association’s response to the Chancellor’s 2017 Autumn Budget delivered earlier today. Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of Association of Mental Health Providers, commented: “Whilst we welcome the announcement of £2.8bn in funding for the NHS and £28m for Kensington and Chelsea Council to deliver mental health support and other services for Grenfell survivors, we are…

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Response to CQC Review of CYPMH Services

Dania Hanif

Published: October 27, 2017

Welcoming CQC’s Phase One review of children and young people’s mental health services, Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of Association of Mental Health Providers said: “The publication of this report is an important step in addressing the failings of children and young people’s mental health services, described as a “complex and fragmented” system. At a time…

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Response to Stevenson/Farmer Report

Dania Hanif

Published: October 26, 2017

In January 2017, the Prime Minister asked for an independent review into how employers can support people with mental health conditions. The newly published Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers, Thriving at Work, shows over 300,000 people lose their jobs each year due to mental ill-health, which can cost employers up to £42 billion…

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Response to PM's Announcement of Mental Health Act Review

Dania Hanif

Published: October 4, 2017

Responding to the announcement of the Mental Health Act review and the appointment of Simon Wessely to undertake it, Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of Association of Mental Health Providers said: Last year, the Prime Minister vowed to tackle the ‘burning injustice’ related to mental health services and today, we welcome the commitment to review the…

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Joint Briefing on Race, Mental Health and Criminal Justice 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)…

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Response to Health Secretary's Announcement to Expand Mental Health Workforce

Dania Hanif

Published: July 31, 2017

We are pleased to hear the announcement from Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, that thousands more mental health workers will be recruited by the NHS, and welcome this commitment as part of new plans to spend an extra £1.3 billion on mental health services and posts. However, as part of the expansion of…

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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…

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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…

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