Mental Health Network

Speaker at MHN2017

The Mental Health Network of the NHS Confederation is the voice for NHS funded mental health and learning disability service providers in England. 

We represent NHS providers from across the statutory, independent and third sectors in working with government, regulators, opinion formers, media and the wider NHS to promote excellence in mental health services and the importance of good mental health.

Sean Duggan

Our people

Find out who's who and meet our board and the team.

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About the Mental Health Network

Our work is driven by our commitment to improving mental health care and the provision of mental health and disability services.

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Membership

Membership of the Mental Health Network is open to any provider of NHS-funded mental health services.

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My Mental Health Network: Zoe Blake

The Mental Health Network is pleased to publish a series of online articles dedicated to profiling our members and their experience of the network.

Rob Brougham

My Mental Health Network: Rob Brougham

The Mental Health Network is pleased to publish a series of online articles dedicated to profiling our members and their experience of the network.

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Mental Health Workforce Project

A joint project commissioned by NHS Employers supported by Health Education England and delivered by the Mental Health Network.

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Mental Health Medical Directors' Forum

A newly established, dedicated forum for Medical Directors for organisations that provide NHS-funded mental health services.

Latest News

NHS Long Term Plan represents vital progress, says Mental Health Network

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Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, responds to the publication of the NHS Long-term Plan

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Mental Health Policy Group responds to publication of NHS long term plan

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The Mental Health Policy Group has issued a joint response to the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan

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Long-term plan ambition is one thing and action is something else, says NHS Confederation

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, responds to today's announcements about the NHS Long-term Plan

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Review of Mental Health Act helps tackle inequality of access and outcomes

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The Mental Health Network responds to the publication of the independent review of the Mental Health Act

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Implementing the NHS Long Term Plan is a matter of local translation | Michael Wood

16 / 1 / 2019 2.25pm

Much will be written in the coming weeks and months about how the new NHS Long Term Plan is regarded nationally by the various parts of the health service – from think tanks to membership bodies to Royal Colleges. What is perhaps more important, explains Michael Wood, local growth advisor at the NHS Confederation, is how it is seen on the ground by external, local partners. After all, there isn’t much the NHS can achieve in the plan that doesn’t need their support, resources or input

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