Mental Health Network
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
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
Social prescribing link workers can improve mental health outcomes and waiting lists
For Link Worker Day, Christiana Melam explains how social prescribing link workers can support mental health patients before they reach crisis point.
27 April 2023
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
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
NHS ConfedExpo 2023
Join us at Manchester Central as we and NHS England unite health and care leaders and their teams at one of the biggest health and care conferences.
14 June 2023 08:30 - 15 June 2023 17:00 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.