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

News & features

  • MHPF are pleased to announce that some of our members have been shortlisted as finalists for the 3rd Sector Care Awards, taking place on 9 December 2015. 

    Interviews are happening this week where finalists will face the judging panel, made up of leading names in social care, such as John Kennedy of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Dr David Foster from the Department of Health.  


  • Sitra has released three reports with key information about health and housing. 8.6 million people rent their homes from a social landlord in England, almost half living in the most deprived 20% neighbourhoods. Those living in social housing report considerably poorer health and wellbeing compared to the general population.

  • New findings from the Independent Mental Health Services Alliance (IMHSA) show that contracts for mental health trusts which have a block element had on average more days of delayed discharge and more emergency readmissions in 2014/2015.

    More than half of mental health trusts continue to use the contract which pay a lump fee to providers to offer services. NHS trusts providing mental health services without a block contract in 2014/2015 performed better than those with a block contract on key factors:

  • The National LGBT Partnership launched a guidance for services and practitioners on LGBT people and mental health. Research often finds that LGBT people experience higher rates of mental health problems, including greater risk of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide.