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

News & features

  • MHPF welcomes the furtherance of personalisation promised by the implementation of Personal Health Budgets as announced by Simon Stevens last week.

    However, alongside this commitment, we acknowledge that both challenge and opportunity could arise for the sector in the repositioning of existing funding to create budgets.

  • The Department of Health has written to MHPF to thank the voluntary sector for their contribution to the recent consultation on the department’s proposed priority areas of access and waiting times . The work on this is still progressing and MHPF still welcome the views of our members. We will keep members updated on progress and how your feedback will be fed in the next stage. For more information on the priority areas please see attached presentation.

  • The Department of Health will shortly be launching a consultation on the revised Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice.

  • Healthwatch have launched their first special inquiry looking at the experience of people who are discharged from hospital. 

    The inquiry is collecting data about the care and support which people are offered once they leave hospital and the prevalence of readmission following a lack of apporpriate care. The focus is on three vulnerable groups, the homeless, older people and people with mental health problems.