Strategic Partnership

MHPF joined the Department of Health Third Sector Strategic Partnership Programme in 2010, becoming the lead partner in a group of voluntary sector mental health organisations – the Mental Health Consortia. Together with 21 other voluntary partners,  they link strategically with the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England undertaking specific agreed work programmes aimed at benefiting the strategic development of the mental health voluntary sector.

Mental Health Consortia goals:

  1. To influence change in health and social care to benefit those who access and rely on services, especially individuals needing mental health support
  2. To champion the cause for service users and carers with mental health conditions
  3. Interpret government policy for third sector mental health organisations for local application

The Mental Health Consortia:

MHPF is the national alliance for voluntary sector mental providers, working to improve service provision

 speaks out on the issues affecting people with mental distress and work in partnership with independent local Mind associations who develop local services

The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading charity in the field of research and development in mental health  

The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) is a service user/survivor led organisation creating a network to engage and support mental health service users and survivors strengthening their voice

Rethink Mental Illness is a leading national mental health membership charity supporting over 48,000 people each year

Centre for Mental Health is a national charity working to improve the life chances of people withmental health problems carrying out research, development and analysis in order to inform and improve policy and practice in mental health in the UK. The focus of their work is on employment and on criminal justice

We work to promote better outcomes for mental health service users and carers, making information and best practice more accessible to key networks and stakeholders.