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

News & features

  • From a service user perspective, there is great potential for the use of direct payments and personal health budgets to improve their care and allow them more choice and control about how they receive it. This was the message from a speaker at yesterday’s event, but it was also accompanied by a number of challenges.

  • The latest annual report on the strategy to reduce the number of suicides in England shows there has been a rise in suicide rates, particularly amongst middle aged males. 

    This rise is a cause for concern, with young men being one of the hardest to reach groups.  

  • The report produced in Phase 1 of the Mental Health and Housing project currently being undertaken by MHPF and the Royal College of Psychiatrists look at a sample of 15 housing support models, which highlight successful working in the provision of support for people with mental health needs and shows that the third sector are currently in the best position to respond to the changing needs of people affected.

  • MHPF are pleased to announce that the 2015 MHPF Mental Health Voluntary Sector Awards will be held in April. The awards recognise projects and services which are leading the way in delivery of mental health care and having a real impact on the people using them. 

    Organisations are invited to submit entries in the following categories:

    Strengthening Citizen Voice – Supported and judged by NSUN