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

News & features

  • A new map developed by the Care Quality Commission highlights worrying restrictions in access to health-based places of safety for young people experiencing a mental health crisis.

  • Last week MHPF and Race Equality Foundation held the first in their series of regional events accompanying the research project on what’s working in mental health services for people from black and minority ethnic communities.

    The day was attended by people who worked in voluntary and statutory mental health services, as well as carers and service users. The variety of perspectives ensured some lively discussions about how services were effectively working with minority groups and highlighted some of the gaps in service provision.

  • The Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat is a joint statement that has been written and agreed by national bodies, which describes what people experiencing a mental health crisis should be able to expect of the public services that respond to their needs. It is about how these different services can best work together, and it establishes key principles of good practice that local services and partnerships should use to raise standards and strengthen working arrangements.

  • A trial scheme funding mental health professionals to work in police stations and courts has been launched in ten locations this week, to ensure people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities are recognised and get the right treatment promptly.