Lyn Boyd, chief executive of MHNE, said: "If ministers don't wake up and act on warnings, the consequences could affect us all.
MHNE has now organised the Making it Happen Conference on Friday at the Glebe Centre in Murton, County Durham.
However, a growth in membership numbers to over 190 led to the board of MHNE being faced with the challenge of how to structure the charity appropriately, so Muckle LLP was appointed to provide legal solutions for how the organisation should move forward.
Joanne Davison, associate solicitor at Muckle LLP, said: "Muckle LLP provided the right advice so that MHNE could become an independent organisation, allowing all members, both small and large to work collaboratively for the ultimate benefit of service users.
To help support MHNE successfully through this challenging climate, we positioned it appropriately in order for members to continue to develop to share knowledge and experiences but also take advantage of commercial opportunities.