Mental health

National commitments to transform and improve mental health care are welcome but extra funding needs to get through to the frontline and workforce gaps addressed in order for services to meet rapidly growing demand and transform for the future.

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12 Aug 2020

Mental health services have played a key role throughout the pandemic, but there’s significant challenges ahead

Miriam Deakin responds to the NHS Confederation’s new mental health and COVID-19 report.

News
10 Jun 2020

Mental health services need support to meet extra demand created by the pandemic

Saffron Cordery, NHS Providers deputy chief executive, responds to the Institute for Fiscal Studies' report on mental health.

News
03 Jun 2020

Mental health trusts have played a critical role in responding to COVID, but now face their own surge in demand

Saffron Cordery responds to our latest report on the impact of coronavirus on mental health trusts.

Briefing
03 Jun 2020

Spotlight on... The impact of COVID-19 on mental health trusts in the NHS

Our new briefing sets out the immediate challenge of COVID-19 for mental health trusts, how the sector has responded and what is needed to navigate the next phase.

Briefing
27 Mar 2020

NHSEI National Transforming Adult & Older Adult Community Mental Health Care webinar

This briefing outlines key information from an NHS England and NHS Improvement webinar that discussed the national vision for transforming community mental health services for adults and older adults.

Ella FullerElla Fuller
Blog
09 Mar 2020

Mental health's capital needs have been completely overlooked by government

Paul Farmer, Mind chief executive, outlines the need for investment in mental health services.

Paul FarmerPaul Farmer
News
20 Feb 2020

Patient safety standards at risk while majority of mental health trusts do not have access to the funding they need to address urgent repairs and upgrade services

We call for capital investment in the mental health estate, highlighting that two thirds of trusts will not receive the funding they need this year to invest in urgent repairs.

Briefing
20 Feb 2020

Mental health services: meeting the need for capital investment

This briefing outlines the real impact under-prioritisation of investment in the mental health estate is having on trusts.

News
19 Feb 2020

Staff are dedicated to delivering high-quality care in increasingly pressurised environments

Saffron Cordery responds to the results of a YouGov survey commissioned by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman on mental health services.

Video / audio
18 Feb 2020

Podcast: Mental health past, present and future

Saffron Cordery speaks with Melanie Walker, chief executive of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, about the key opportunities and challenges for the mental health sector this year and beyond.

News
16 Jan 2020

Stigma entrenching care deficit in mental health

Saffron Cordery discusses significant challenges facing mental health provision that need to be addressed.

Blog
16 Jan 2020

The mental health sector challenge: stigma and funding

Ella Fuller discusses the challenges facing mental health provision and trusts that need to be addressed.

Ella FullerElla Fuller
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