The impact of COVID-19 on mental health and mental health services will be felt long after the physical health crisis subsides. Self-isolation, financial insecurity, bereavement and increases in substance abuse and domestic violence will affect both people with pre-existing mental health conditions, the general public, and the health and care workforce, with certain demographic groups disproportionately affected.
For NHS-funded mental health services to be given a fighting chance to meet the increased needs of both those with an existing mental illness and the general population, several key conditions must be met. We are campaigning to ensure these conditions are met.
Healthy foundations: integrating housing as part of the mental health pathway
Exploring the steps needed to achieve a more integrated and strategic approach between health, housing and social care.
20 May 2022
Now is the time to get behind mental health crisis prevention
We must channel resources into crisis prevention, or risk facing the same challenges in mental health services a decade from now.
4 December 2023
Implementing Right Care, Right Person in London
Transforming mental healthcare in London through public sector collaboration.
31 August 2023
Response to the Welsh Government's new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy
Welsh NHS Confederation director Darren Hughes responds to the Welsh Government's proposed Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
20 February 2024
NHS Confederation responds to the recent Centre for Mental Health report
Sean Duggan, responds to the latest report from the Centre for Mental Health 'Pursuing racial justice in mental health’.
31 January 2024
Learnings from the Mental Health Act Quality Improvement Programme
Join us to discuss ideas, learning and impact from pilot sites who have participated in the initial stage of the Mental Health Act QI programme.
26 March 2024 14:00 - 15:30 GMT
Keeping the promise – universal healthcare is anti-racist healthcare
Join the BME Leadership Network's spring conference to explore what anti-racist healthcare means and what a universal healthcare system looks like.
10 April 2024 12:00 - 17:30 GMT
Health on the Line
New podcast series, hosted by Matthew Taylor, offers fresh perspectives on the healthcare challenges of our time and ways to confront them.
Mental Health Network
The voice of NHS-funded mental health and learning disability service providers and commissioners in England.