MHPF continues to be the leading voice representing voluntary sector mental health service providers across England.

News & features

  • The significant changes to the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) have resulted in a large increase of applications, according to the latest annual report from the Care Quality Commission.

  • The Crisis Care Concordat set out to encourage regions across England to sign a pledge to improve crisis care for people with mental health issues and MHPF is pleased to see that all regions have now made the declaration, with some already publishing action plans. 

    The action plans will see a movement towards the end of police cells being used for people in crisis and improvements in access to care 24/7. 

  • The announcement yesterday from the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg called for a reduction in the number of suicides and a renewed commitment to improving mental health within the NHS. It reinforces the recent commitments to parity of esteem for mental health, outlining a strategy for improved, integrated services to support people in crisis care, in the community and to access the best possible care.

  • Following a period of consultation, the revised Code of Practice: Mental Health Act (1983) has been published in parliament. Subject to parliamentary approval, it will come into force on 1 April 15.