Welcome to the Positive Practice Mental Health Collaborative #PPiMH


Welcome to the Positive Practice MH Collaborative website.  We are a user led multi agency collaborative of seventy-five organisations, including, NHS Trusts, CCG’s, Police Forces, third sector

Dr Geraldine Strathdee OBE – Patron

providers, front line charities and service user groups.  Our reason for being is to identify, and disseminate positive practice in mental health services by working together across organisations and sectors, to facilitate shared learning, and to raise the profile of mental health with politicians and policy makers.  Our Patron Is Dr Geraldine Strathdee OBE and our Chair is Mike Farrar CBE.

We share practice in a variety of ways including through our special interest groups,our events, the national MH Awards, and

Mike Farrar CBE – Chair

via our virtual networks.  We have also this year launched our national guide to mental health services, with examples from the moment of engagement with services, to discharge.  This guide is particularly aimed at commissioners to make their life easier whilst commissioning mental health services.  www.positivepracticemhdirectory.org

We provide free mental health awareness training and support to Members of Parliament, as well as holding roundtables with them and our members to make sure they are as well informed as possible about mental health issues.

We lobby  and campaign to ensure that mental health is given a far greater priority and parity on the health agenda, by engaging with, and informing senior policy makers and politicians.

We hope you like our site,  please feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you!  You can also follow us on Twitter @PositivePracti1

Information on our  previous and current award winners is available on the site, we hope you find it useful!

Thanks to all those who have nominated previously, Shortlists for the #MHAwards2017 are now available in the Awards Section,  but you can still nominate for the guide at

Please nominate at http://bit.ly/1oz49v1

It's all about collaboration, Inspiring stuff!