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

News & features

  • Last week the Care Quality Commission (CQC) confirmed how it will regulate, inspect and rate every hospital, community health trust and mental health service in England, from 1st October 2014.

  • The first three Crisis Care Concordat declarations have been signed by Norfolk, Gloucestershire and Suffolk, with NHS commissioners and providers, police, local authority and other services and agencies coming together to pledge to improve mental health services in

  • Mind in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and Fenland Mind, two MHPF members, have launched a new campaign to empower communities and individuals to help stop suicides.

    The message is that you don’t have to be a professional to help someone who is suicidal and the campaign offers a number of training and suicide awareness sessions to help people recognise the warning signs and respond to someone who is feeling suicidal.

  • Developed by Health Education England, Skills for Care and Skills for Health, the new Care Certificate is designed to ensure that a healthcare support worker has the required values, behaviours, competences and skills to provide high quality, compassionate care.  Currently being tested across 16 providers the Care Certificate is made up of