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
Eating disorders awareness week: parliamentary briefing
A briefing for parliamentarians outlining the concerns of mental health leaders on eating disorder services for children and young people.
27 February 2023
A united voice for health and care
Read about our achievements on behalf of members across health and care in 2022/23.
24 February 2023
Shaping the future of health and care together
Discover more about our support for health and care organisations, systems and leaders.
23 February 2023
Improving services for autistic people and their families
Through joined-up working to service provision, small steps can lead to major improvements in physical and mental health for autistic people.
30 March 2023
Mental health - understanding our population, predicting need, and intervening early
Mental health services can make good use of data to effectively predict the needs of their populations.
17 February 2023
Extra investment needed to tackle surge in children and young people seeking support for eating disorders
Thousands of children and young people risk missing out on the help they need for their eating disorders
2 March 2023
NHS Confederation responds to the National Audit Office report on mental health services
Sean Duggan responds to the new National Audit Office (NAO) report on the progress in improving mental health services
9 February 2023
Exploring and understanding the VCSE sector in provider collaboratives
A webinar on voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in provider collaboratives.
31 March 2023 13:00 - 15:00 GMT
Courage in the face of discomfort
Anti-racist leadership is the day job – let’s own it. Join us in London for our half-day conference for senior NHS leaders.
19 April 2023 12:00 - 17:00 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.