Mental Health Network forums

Connect with mental health leaders to develop solutions to shared challenges.

Exclusively for members, our forums meet regularly to help you think through and address challenging and complex issues. Connect with leaders from across your sector and system to develop solutions to shared challenges.

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  • For more information, please see our dedicated webpage.

    To express an interest in joining, email our Mental Health Network.

  • An independent space for ICS mental health programme directors and leads to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop solutions.

    To join, please email our Mental Health Network.

  • This group is aimed at members who provide or commission services for people with a learning disability. It is a place for discussion, sharing of experience and practice, peer support and engaging with national leaders and policy makers. 

    To join, please email our Mental Health Network.

  • A space for mental health housing service providers and others interested in this area to strengthen their independent, collective voice in the national policy debate.

    To join, please email our Mental Health Network.

  • Dedicated to digital health service providers and those interested in this growing field, our Digital Mental Health Forum provides a platform to engage in discussion, network with peers and share good practice. 

    To join, please email our Mental Health Network.

  • A place for discussion, sharing of experience and practice, peer support and engaging with national leaders and policy makers for representatives from mental health independent sector providers.

    To join, please email our Mental Health Network.

  • This group is aimed at NHS Confederation members who work across systems or place and have a lead role in mental health, children and young people’s mental health, learning disability or autism services. It is open to anyone with a lead or commissioning role in ICSs, and anyone who provides mental health services, including those working in primary care/PCNs or provider collaboratives.  

    To join, please email our Mental Health Network.

  • A place for discussion, sharing of experience and practice, peer support and a stronger and clearer voice for mental health medical executive level leaders.

    To join, please email our Mental Health Network.

  • A place for discussion, sharing of experience and practice, peer support and engaging with national leaders and policy makers for Chairs of NHS Mental Health Trusts.

    To join, please email our Mental Health Network.

  • The NHS Confederation has a strategic partnership with Proud2bOps, which is a national network of operational managers and leaders working within provider health and care organisations spanning the acute, community, mental health and ambulance sectors, as well as primary care and independent and voluntary sector providers.

    With over 500 members from across the UK from a variety of provider organisations, this is a supportive network for operational professionals to come together as a peer community committed to learning and sharing ideas and best practice, whilst fostering trust, respect and confidentiality. The network also enables operational professionals to develop themselves as leaders.

    The Confederation’s partnership with Proud2bOps enables the network to benefit from our reach and national influencing ability, and helps to ensure that the view of the operational front line informs government policy making. In return, the network provides the Confederation with granular feedback from operational professionals.

    The network meets regularly in both regional and national forums, and all operational professionals working in NHS Confederation member organisations are encouraged to join, share new thinking and learning with their peers, and ensure that national policy is co-designed through this strategic partnership.

    To join, please email our Mental Health Network..

  • Strong collaboration between providers will form the bedrock of statutory integrated care systems.

    From well-established and formal collaboratives, to developing partnerships and more informal arrangements, our forum supports provider collaboration in all of its forms - whether at place, system or cross-system level.

    Join the forum to benefit from:

    • peer learning sets - uniting providers around a shared interest or ambition to drive innovation
    • peer networks - connecting you with peers at the same stage of development
    • monthly thought leadership sessions - convening all learning sets to showcase work, discuss thematic issues and share the latest thinking.

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  • A peer support group for third sector leaders and a space for sharing good practice is shared, collectively influencing decision-makers, and building fruitful relationships with statutory sector partners. 

    To join, please email our Mental Health Network.

  • The adoption and spread of virtual tools to provide care has been at the heart of the NHS’s response to coronavirus. But how can we build on these new service innovations and ways of working to aid recovery and improve care?

    If you’re interested in or work in virtual care, join this learning set to share your views and experience.

    To join, please email our Mental Health Network.

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