Association of Mental Health Providers pledge to the Equally Well Charter:

Association of Mental Health Providers is committed to ensuring mental and physical health is integrated and encourage effective joined-up care, which can be tailored to a person’s needs. As the representative organisation for voluntary and community sector mental health service providers, we are committed to working with our membership to ensure that people with mental health needs have equal access to high quality physical health care. The VCSE sector provides effective, whole-system care, evidenced through a range of services being delivered, and it has the knowledge and experience to bridge the gaps that exist.

Pledged in October 2018

Kathy Roberts, CEO of Association of Mental Health Providers, said: “We are proud to be a founding member of Equally Well UK Network and to have signed the Charter working to improve physical health support for people with a mental illness, something that has been neglected for long enough. The initiative is much-needed and we looking forward to working alongside organisations across the different sectors to address the mortality gap and tackle this health inequality.