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
We cannot continue to neglect mental health funding
As Omicron ebbs, we must turn our attention again to parity of esteem for mental health in policy, funding and legislation.
19 January 2022
The she-cession and why the time for equality is now
For women working in health and care, the pandemic is having a real impact on their health, wellbeing and future opportunity in the workplace.
6 January 2022
MHN seeks two new board members
Mental Health Network seeks new NHS Chief Executive and Nurse Director Representative board members
25 January 2022
NHS Confederation responds to landmark mental health campaign
Sean Duggan responds to the launch of the NHSEI campaign that encourages those struggling with their mental health to seek support.
16 January 2022
Mental Health Network Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022
The Mental Health Network's Annual Conference and Exhibition is back in 2022
17 March 2022 09:30 - 16:30 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.