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
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
Early years: including infants in children and young people's mental health
As the importance of children's education in their early years gains momentum, so too must the care of their mental health.
22 June 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
Proposed standards will help reduce time to access mental health support but staffing will be key
Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, comments on NHS England's proposals for new mental health access standards.
21 July 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
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
NHS Communicate Awards 2021
Celebrating teams and individuals who have delivered highly effective communications, to support delivery at a local, regional and national level
16 September 2021 19:30 GMT
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.