The Mental Health Network represents providers from across the statutory, independent and third sectors. We work with government, regulators, opinion formers, media and the wider NHS to promote excellence in mental health services and the importance of good mental health.
We help shape and challenge national policy and legislation affecting our members. We make sense of the broader political and policy environment, and provide members with up-to-date news and analysis. We also work to identify and spread good practice and innovation in the mental health sector.
Joining the Mental Health Network provides members with access to regular networking with peers, policy briefings, reports and news bulletins. We also run a popular events programme throughout the year, providing members with opportunities to hear from senior figures in healthcare.
No wrong door
A vision for mental health, autism and learning disability services in ten years’ time, for people of all ages in England
2 December 2022
International innovations in mental health
Examples from across the globe exploring how mental health services have implemented innovations in response to COVID-19.
Let’s connect and support young people’s mental health
Children's Mental Health Week calls on everyone to look at their services and see how they can better support young people and address inequalities.
6 February 2023
Towards a brighter future for mental health, autism and learning disability services
Three steps to turn a powerful new vision for mental health, autism or learning disability services into reality.
1 February 2023
Andy Bell and Marsha McAdam: A vision for mental health, autism and learning disability services
Andy Bell and Marsha McAdam on how to transform mental health, autism and learning disability services over the next decade.
11 January 2023
MHPG letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
The Mental Health Policy Group, plus some of our wider sector partners, have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of 17 November budget.
1 November 2022
Prof Joe Rafferty: Use population health as a driving device for population equality
Prof Joe Rafferty on the power of population health management, a decade of NHS leadership and managing risk this winter and beyond.
28 September 2022
NHS Confederation responds to the Joint Committee’s report on the Draft Mental Health Bill
Sean Duggan responds to the Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill's report into the government's Mental Health Bill.
19 January 2023
Government investment in mental health services welcome but its long-term vision is still a mystery
Sean Duggan comments on the Government's announcement of more investment in mental health services to support people with employment.
10 October 2022
Watch: Festival of learning, wellbeing and inclusion
Creating a culture of inclusion and belonging.
18 November 2020 10:00 - 15:00 GMT
Watch: Now or never: a systemic investment review of mental health care in England
An expert panel on the strategic investment needed to meet the rising demand for mental health services.
23 September 2021 13:00 - 14:00 GMT
Mental Health Network newsletter
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