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

News & features

  • MHPF announced the winners of their 2015 Mental Health Voluntary Sector Awards, at a Conference Lunch held at the Kia Oval on Wednesday 22nd April.

    The role of the voluntary and community sector in mental health provision was recognised by supporters of the awards, who emphasised the high calibre of all entries.  Each of the winning organisations demonstrated a service or project that exemplifies the impact and vital role voluntary and community sector organisations can have in people’s lives every day.

  • MHPF were invited to speak at a conference in China about mental health service provision and the role of the voluntary and community sector in ensuring people access the best mental health care and support.

    Annie Whelan spoke at the conference, below are her reflections on the day:

    “It was a great privilege to be able to represent MHPF as key note speaker at the above event in Shanghai upon invitation from the British Consulate.

  • Today, the Care Act 2014 comes into force, the most significant reform of care and support in 60 years. Major changes to the system are being introduced to consolidate and modernise the care and support framework, setting out new duties for local authorities and new rights for service users and carers.

    The changes have the potential to improve support for people living with mental health problems within the larger health and social care system. Below MHPF have highlighted aspects of the new framework which could have an effect on mental health voluntary sector service provision.

  • On Monday 30th March MHPF spoke at the National Conference on Mental Health and Housing, which brought together the recent work looking at housing models for people with mental health conditions.