This blog post by Matthew Mannix reflects on what we have learnt about good grant-making practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can fund better going forward. It argues that many of the changes funders have made in response to the crisis should continue, but that there are some pre-crisis funding practices we should revert back to.
Matthew is a consultant at NPC, a charity think tank and consultancy that works with both funders and charities to improve the sector. Matthew advises the Disadvantaged Youth and Mental Health portfolios for the Stone Family Foundation.
Continue reading “Funding beyond Covid-19: Which new practices should funders keep and which old ones should they go back to?”
Since 2018, the Stone Family Foundation has supported Mental Health Innovations, a digital mental health charity which runs Shout. Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 mental health text service.
In this guest blog, Mental Health Innovations’ Dr Ariele Noble (Research Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor), Dr Lia Maragkou (Clinical Supervisor) and Sarah Kendrick (Head of Quality), explain how Shout is well-suited to connect with users throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
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This guest post is from Carin Eisenstein, a Consultant at NPC who advises the Foundation on its mental health portfolio.
For World Mental Health Day, Carin looks back at the last year in mental health, highlighting the vital role charities have played in promoting awareness and delivering much-needed care in a difficult funding environment. While there are open promises of increased government funding towards mental health, there remains a need for private funding—now more than ever.
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Tuesday 10th October marked World Mental Health Day. Read more about the Foundation’s focus in this increasingly critical area in the UK.
Continue reading “UK Funders and mental health: Progress made, progress still needed”
Mental health has received a great deal of coverage in the UK news lately and in this blog we reflect on trends emerging in the sector.
Continue reading “Mental Health: Beyond the UK headlines”