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Accessing mental health services during COVID-19: adapted services, complex needs and increase in demand

21 May 2020

Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health support those with complex mental health needs. Here, Rona Rawson discusses how they've adapted their services to meet demand.

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Victoria Burrows

How mental health charities like Improving Lives are responding to impact of COVID-19

18 May 2020

Victoria Burrows, CEO of mental health charity Improving Lives, discusses the importance of raising awareness of shortage of funding during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

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Hands

Transform: How one charity was helped to innovate and improve to create change in the domestic and sexual abuse sector

06 March 2020

Romy Briant is chair of Reducing the Risk. Here she writes how the Transform programme helped to boost her charity and enable them to influence policy and practice

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Mike Lewis

A week in the life of a Lloyds Bank Foundation Regional Manager

20 February 2020

A week in the life of a Lloyds Bank Foundation Regional Manager

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How charities can influence commissioning

10 December 2019

How charities can influence commissioning

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Person writing notes

‘Top 5 lessons for charity mentors’

14 November 2019

‘Top 5 lessons for charity mentors’

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Man writes notes

How I’m using my professional skills to help small charities

31 October 2019

How I’m using my professional skills to help small charities

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Man writes report

What commissioning looks like from the inside

30 October 2019

What commissioning looks like from the inside

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Dave Moore from Lloyds Banking Group mentors charity

‘Being a mentor is hugely rewarding,’ writes Lloyds Banking Group relationship director for National Mentoring Day

25 October 2019

‘Being a mentor is hugely rewarding,’ writes Lloyds Banking Group relationship director for National Mentoring Day

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Claire Murdoch, NHS National Director for Mental Health

'The NHS won’t achieve the mental health revolution without the support of small charities'

10 October 2019

'The NHS won’t achieve the mental health revolution without the support of small charities'

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