Mental Health Network

MHN Conference 2016

The Mental Health Network of the NHS Confederation is the voice for NHS funded mental health and learning disability service providers in England. 

We represent NHS providers from across the statutory, independent and third sectors in working with government, regulators, opinion formers, media and the wider NHS to promote excellence in mental health services and the importance of good mental health.

Sean Duggan

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Find out who's who and meet our board and the team.

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About the Mental Health Network

Our work is driven by our commitment to improving mental health care and the provision of mental health and disability services.

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Membership of the Mental Health Network is open to any provider of NHS-funded mental health services.

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Mental Health Workforce Project

A joint project commissioned by NHS Employers supported by Health Education England and delivered by the Mental Health Network.

Latest News

Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2015/16

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In its annual review of the Mental Health Act, published on Friday 18 November, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) outlined how several healthcare services in England are using the Act to maximise people’s recovery, wellbeing and support when they have been detained.

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Independent commission calls for new Prime Minister’s Challenge on children’s mental health

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Call forms part of policy recommendations put forward by the Commission on Children and Young People’s Mental Health to improve the process of transforming services.

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Stellar line-up of member events under way

From Brexit and the Bengoa review to transforming mental health care and tackling the nursing workforce crisis, our upcoming events explore some of the most pressing issues facing the nation’s health and care sector.

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The state of health care and adult social care in England 2015/16

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A rundown of key points for providers of mental health care.

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Sharps injuries: Strategies and solutions to protect healthcare workers | Lorena Tonarelli

09 / 12 / 2016 11.20am

Around one million needlestick injuries occur every year among care workers across Europe. Medical journalist Lorena Tonareli takes a look at how healthcare settings can reduce the risks and ensure a safe workplace for staff.

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