MHPF has been established to promote quality care outcomes for people receiving mental health services. In meeting our objectives we have formed alliances and are working in partnership with many organisations and networks who share our aims.
This page includes links to the websites of organisations we support as well as links to official government websites relevant to the care industry.
Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) is the only professional organisation in the third sector that is dedicated to chief executives. ACEVO works to connect, develop and represent the sector leaders. 1800 full members are responsible for heading organisations that collectively employ 200,000 staff members.
The Care Providers Alliance brings together representative bodies for independent adult social care providers in a commitment to work together to ensure a united service provider response to major issues which affect the sector.
Centre for Mental Health carries out research, policy work and analysis to improve practice and influence policy in mental health as well as public services. They focus on criminal justice and employment, with supporting work on broader mental health and public policy. The aim is to find practical and effective ways of overcoming identified barriers so that people with mental health problems can make their own lives better with good quality support from the services they need to achieve their aspirations.
Counselling Directory provides the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains various sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful articles and events for the public.
Healthwatch England is the new, independent consumer champion for health and social care in England. Their job is to argue for the consumer interest of all those who use health and social care services.
They are a strategic partner of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and has complete independence about what it investigates and what is says.
International Initiative for Mental Heath Leadership
IIMHL offers support and technical assistance to countries and their provider leaders by assisting leaders in adapting to rapid changes in the field and providing a support network through partnership with other leaders from around the world. IIMHL identifies and shares the best in managerial and operational practices together with access to information about developments that are occurring in other countries.
Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health - new website
The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health launches new website containing resources and tools to inspire and support commissioners and Clinical Commissioning Groups to improve commissioning for mental health and wellbeing.
The Mental Health Network was established as part of the NHS Confederation to provide a distinct voice for mental health and learning disability service providers. ‘We work in partnership with a range of organisations to publish recommendations on the future of mental health services, as well as on specific issues that effect our members.’
The Mental Health Providers Forum is a not-for-profit organisation registered in England as Voluntary Sector Mental Health Providers Forum and is a company limited by guarantee no. 5536120. Registered Charity no. 1120222. Registered office: 12 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BE.