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.
Maximising the potential of digital in mental health
The challenges, benefits and opportunities of digital mental health and how it can improve mental healthcare and population mental health.
7 September 2023
Are integration and innovation enabling better mental health provision?
As demand for mental health support increases, organisations are working in new and different ways to meet demand. In this long read we explore how.
6 April 2023
International innovations in mental health
Examples from across the globe exploring how mental health services have implemented innovations in response to COVID-19.
Better commissioning for better lives: top tips for commissioners
Moving beyond good intentions to make equality and inclusion for people with learning disabilities a reality.
21 June 2022
Now is the time to get behind mental health crisis prevention
We must channel resources into crisis prevention, or risk facing the same challenges in mental health services a decade from now.
4 December 2023
Implementing Right Care, Right Person in London
Transforming mental healthcare in London through public sector collaboration.
31 August 2023
Sean Duggan OBE to leave NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network
Mental Health Network chief executive set for pastures new following his appointment as chair of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
19 December 2023
NHS Confederation responds to NHS England report on mental health of children and young people in England
Sean Duggan responds to data from NHS England's report on the mental health of children and young people in England
21 November 2023
Learnings from the Mental Health Act Quality Improvement Programme
Join us to discuss ideas, learning and impact from pilot sites who have participated in the initial stage of the Mental Health Act QI programme.
26 March 2024 14:00 - 15:30 GMT
Keeping the promise – universal healthcare is anti-racist healthcare
Join the BME Leadership Network's spring conference to explore what anti-racist healthcare means and what a universal healthcare system looks like.
10 April 2024 12:00 - 17:30 GMT
Mental Health Network newsletter
Exclusively for mental health members: benefit from regular updates, insight and intelligence to support you in your role in a mental health network.