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.
Mental Health Policy Group 2021 Comprehensive Spending Review submission
With a difficult post-covid recovery ahead for mental health, what does the system need to meet existing commitments and additional demand?
14 October 2021
Now or never
A report for policy makers identifying the systemic challenges facing the mental health sector, and offering solutions and practical cost savings.
29 July 2021
Reforming the Mental Health Act white paper
Without significant additional resource for the NHS, social care and the Tribunal Service, the proposals will not be successfully implemented.
21 April 2021
Mental health faces the toughest three years in living memory
While additional funding announced to the NHS is apportioned across the system, we must recognise not just physical health, but mental health too.
27 October 2021
Increase in demand for mental health support is being felt across the system
Mental health problems in England are growing at an alarming rate causing unprecedented strain not just on mental health services, but all healthcare.
25 October 2021
Too many children and young people meet crisis point before they can access support
Sean Duggan responds to the 2021 survey results of the mental health of children and young people in England by NHS Digital.
30 September 2021
NHS Confederation welcomes national director for learning disability and autism appointment
Sean Duggan comments on the appointment of Tom Cahill as national director for learning disability and autism.
9 September 2021
Personality disorders and intersectionality: Through the lens of lived experience
Get a fresh perspective on the lived experience of individuals with a diagnosis of a personality disorder.
18 November 2021 12:00 - 13:30 GMT
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