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 services and COVID-19
This report from the NHS Reset campaign considers what mental health services need to prepare for the expected surge in demand.
12 August 2020
The calm before the storm
How PCNs and mental health service providers can work together to prepare for the expected surge in demand for mental health services.
4 August 2020
Supporting the LGBTQ+ population through COVID-19 and beyond
Recommendations to help healthcare leaders, service designers and commissioners ensure services and workplaces meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ population
18 February 2021
Mental Health Network clinical board member vacancy
As a six-year term ends, the Mental Health Network is calling for an AHP/ psychologist representative board member.
14 June 2021
Staff wellbeing hub in North East and North Cumbria
Establishing a wellbeing hub to help staff stay physically and mentally well in the pandemic.
12 March 2021
Concerning increase in children and young people contacting mental health services
The Mental Health Network has commented on the latest mental health services monthly performance statistics published by NHS Digital.
8 April 2021
Welcome news that homeless people prioritised in vaccine roll out
Responding to the latest JCVI advice on the prioritisation of homeless people and rough sleepers for the COVID-19 vaccine.
11 March 2021
NHS Confed Conference
The NHS Confederation's flagship conference bringing together the health and care sector between 15 to 17 June 2021.
15 June 2021 09:00 - 17 June 2021 17:00 GMT
NHS Communicate Conference 2021
NHS Communicate Conference 2021 is a brand new event specifically designed for NHS communications leaders.
15 September 2021 09:00 - 17:00 GMT
Mental Health Network newsletter
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