Providing a platform for influence

The HFMA's mental health finance network consists of trusts who have common interest, can share experience and expertise, and want to use their combined numbers to try and influence thought and policy in the sector. The Faculty aims to support and represent the interests of finance professionals in organisations delivering mental health and leading disability services and provides an opportunity to work on solutions for common issues.

Download the Mental Health Finance Faculty membership brochure.

The programme is developed under the guidance of a steering group consisting of members from mental health trust from across the county and its activities are devised directly from input from the membership.

Faculty Membership benefits:

  • Two places at two Directors’ Forums per year – these Forums are high-level briefings with eminent speakers on topical subjects
  • One delegate place at a one-day Mental health finance Forum where issues of particular significance to the sector are discussed
  • Significant discounts available at the HFMA Annual Mental health finance conference
  • Exclusive access to Faculty-specific content and supporting materials
  • Access to the Faculty’s closed LinkedIn discussion group

Mental health finance faculty Directors’ forum

The Directors’ forum is designed to be a high level briefing for Directors on topics of particular significance to organisations providing mental health services, but it also offers the important opportunity for networking. This gathering of individuals will meet twice a year, will operate under Chatham House rule, and the number and level of attendees will be restricted in order to maintain the intimate nature of the gathering. The likes of Kathryn Tyson, Prof Louis Appleby, Prof Martin Knapp, Prof Dinesh Bhugra, Lord Victor Adebowale, Dr Geraldine Strathdee, Sean Duggan and Sir Roy Lilley have already addressed this forum. Membership of the Faculty will give you the opportunity to send two delegates to these gatherings free (Director and Deputy level ideally).

Mental health finance faculty one-day forum

These forums are developed as a direct output of the steering group mentioned above, and are designed to be an informal and interactive environment for finance directors and senior finance staff to discuss and debate topics of particular significance to the mental health finance community. The steering group decides on the subjects to be covered at the technical forums, which will tend to be issues that feature heavily in their meetings and which they feel merit a particular focus and possibly some external guidance and assistance.

Wherever possible the meetings will be held in conjunction with the Provider finance faculty in order to maximise the benefit of your time out of the office.

To join the Faculty or for more information please contact:

Stephanie Brown, Business Development Manager
e: stephanie.brown@hfma.org.uk
t: 01179388350