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 vital now more than ever that the Government recognises, and takes seriously, the contribution of the mental health voluntary and community sector, and its essential role in delivering care and support across health and social care.
“As the only representative body for VCS mental health service providers, we now face the challenge of ensuring the new Government delivers not just for mental health, but also providers who are invaluable in providing care and support services. Association of Mental Health Providers looks forward to working with the new Government, and has great hopes that mental health will continue to be a priority on the political agenda.”
For more information, please contact Dania Hanif, Policy and Communications Officer, on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7766 7496.
Association of Mental Health Providers is the leading representative body for voluntary and community sector mental health organisations in England and Wales. A registered charity, it represents a membership of small, medium and large providers – from locally focused to regional and national organisations. We recognise that everyone can be affected by mental ill-health and we believe it is essential that the mental health voluntary and community sector works together for a whole-system approach to improve health and care in the UK.