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Social Investment in Mental Health - An Introduction for Providers

Dania Hanif

Published: October 27, 2016

In partnership with Big Society Capital, we have developed an introductory guide, Social Investment in Mental Health, on the basics around social investment. If you would like to know more, or if you’d like to discuss broader ideas in which social investment could be used to create better outcomes in mental health, please get in touch with…

Demonstrating the value of the voluntary and community sectors

Dania Hanif

Published: June 30, 2016

Voluntary and community sector (VCSE) organisations are frequently asked by funders to demonstrate the economic value of their work using limited evaluation budgets or from their own data and resource. Even where VCSE organisations are not asked to formally evaluate, they still want to understand what impact they make, what ‘added value’ they bring and how that can help in design and delivery. This paper has…

More than Shelter - A Literature Review

Dania Hanif

Published: June 6, 2016

This literature review, by Centre for Mental Health in association with MHPF and Royal College of Psychiatrists, reviews evidence about the provision of supported housing services for people with mental health problems in England. The report highlights the significant links between housing and mental wellbeing, indicating that factors such as overcrowding, insufficient daylight and fear of…

The Interface Between Dementia and Mental Health

Dania Hanif

Published: June 2, 2016

This review, by the MHPF and the Mental Health Foundation, aims to to explore the relationship between dementia, mental health and mental health problems. The main finding of this review is that co-morbidities are underdiagnosed in people living with dementia, not extensively researched and therefore not understood fully. The relationship between dementia and mental health problems is…

Dementia, Equity, and Rights Report

Dania Hanif

Published: May 31, 2016

Dementia has historically not been associated with equity and rights, as it is a term used for a range of different conditions that physically affect the brain and often referred to as an organic brain disease. And even though anyone can develop dementia, some groups have higher prevalence rates and experience greater disparities in the care…

Mental Health and Housing

Dania Hanif

Published: February 4, 2016

This report draws on the expertise of people living and working in supported accommodation settings across England, and presents their views of both building and service related issues. The report focuses on five approaches to providing supported accommodation: Care Support Plus – High Level Integrated Support Homelessness Complex Needs Low-Level Step Down Later Life The report makes several recommendations in relation…

No Health Without Mental Health: A Call to Action

Dania Hanif

Published: February 2, 2011

The signatories to this statement recognise there is an urgent need for coordinated action, starting from the earliest years in life, that will improve the mental health and wellbeing of the population year on year, and the life chances and recovery rates of people who experience mental health problems. To this end we pledge to…