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.
Healthy foundations: integrating housing as part of the mental health pathway
Exploring the steps needed to achieve a more integrated and strategic approach between health, housing and social care.
20 May 2022
Gregor Henderson: Mental health is just part of what it means to be human
Gregor Henderson on digital innovation, health inequalities and investment in the wider determinants of mental health.
12 May 2022
Analysis: the rise in mental health demand
During Mental Health Awareness Week, we look at the significant increase in demand for mental health support, especially in children and young people.
13 May 2022
The case for change in mental health services and recommendations on how to address the increasing post-pandemic demand.
21 February 2022
Housing, health and care need a step change to improve mental health
Greater integration with the housing sector can create positive outcomes for everyone.
6 May 2022
Shifting the dial on mental health support for young black men
A programme addressing mental health needs in young black men highlights key learning for system leaders and commissioners of mental health services.
6 April 2022
‘Explosion’ in children and young people seeking help with eating disorders, as cost of pandemic on mental health is laid bare
Thousands of children and young people risk missing out on help for eating disorder unless the government commits to ongoing specialist funding.
13 May 2022
NHS Confederation responds to NHS England’s announcement that more children and young people now have access to mental health support
Sean Duggan responds to the announcement that more children and young people can access mental health support.
11 May 2022
InFocus - Get ready for NHS ConfedExpo - Update from NHS Confederation CEO Matthew Taylor
Ahead of NHS ConfedExpo (15/16 June), Matthew Taylor, our CEO will give an overview of the key issues facing our members.
9 June 2022 11:00 - 12:00 BST
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.