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
A vision for mental health, autism and learning disability services in 2032
We produced a briefing for MPs based on our vision for mental health, autism and learning disability services in 2032.
2 December 2022
MHPG letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
The Mental Health Policy Group, plus some of our wider sector partners, have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of 17 November budget.
1 November 2022
Mental Health Act Reform
The Mental Health Network made a submission to the joint parliamentary committee on reform to the Mental Health Act.
10 October 2022
At-scale primary care: a win-win for GPs and systems
Reflections on primary care’s achievements in recent years, and the system-wide potential of primary care at scale.
30 November 2022
WelshConfed22 key takeaways: Relationships, listening and community
Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, Darren Hughes, shares his reflections following the annual conference and exhibition.
3 November 2022
NHS mental health services are under unsustainable pressure health service leaders warn
The key elements of a new vision for mental health are laid out in a new report from the NHS Confederation and Centre for Mental Health.
2 December 2022
Funding for research and innovation will help keep more people well in the medium to long-term
Matthew Taylor responds to the government announcement of funding for research and innovation for four new healthcare missions.
28 November 2022
Watch: Festival of learning, wellbeing and inclusion
Creating a culture of inclusion and belonging.
18 November 2020 10:00 - 15:00 GMT
Watch: Now or never: a systemic investment review of mental health care in England
An expert panel on the strategic investment needed to meet the rising demand for mental health services.
23 September 2021 13:00 - 14:00 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.