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.
Reaching the tipping point
What impact has the pandemic had on children and young people’s mental health and the services that support them?
25 August 2021
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
This briefing sets out our view on provider collaboratives. It explains what they are and spotlights our members' views and experiences.
24 May 2021
Mental health trusts call for guaranteed representation on ICS NHS boards
Chairs of 29 mental health trusts have co-signed a letter to the Secretary of State calling for representation on ICS boards to be mandated.
1 April 2021
The NHS backlog requires radical treatment
NHS leaders know that they must find a radically new approach to dealing with the waiting list backlog, explains Matthew Taylor.
26 September 2021
Integrated care: starting with housing advice on hospital wards
How supported housing providers and NHS trusts are working together to reduce delayed discharges and save public money.
20 September 2021
Clarity on vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds but communicating effectively with parents and children will be key
Ruth Rankine, director of primary care, comments on the announcement by UK's chief medical officers on the COVID vaccination for 12 to 15 year olds
13 September 2021
NHS Confederation welcomes national director for learning disability and autism appointment
Sean Duggan comments on the appointment of Tom Cahill as national director for learning disability and autism.
9 September 2021
NICON is back for 2021! As with last year’s hugely successful conference, this year’s event will take place online.
6 October 2021 - 7 October 2021 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.