What is the Independent Mental Health Network?

The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) is a membership-led organisation that represents a diverse community of past, current and future users of mental health services, as well as those with lived experience of mental health.

By working together, we believe that we can be a force for positive change in the way that mental health is treated, perceived, and recognised.

Our branches lead on work to improve local mental health services, campaign for reforms and changes to the negative ways that mental health problems can be viewed, and act as a local voice for those with a diverse range of lived experience.

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Current Projects

 

 

IMHN is delivering the Shine On suicide prevention and awareness campaign.

Earlier this year, we ran a day-long Suicide Prevention Summit. Over 140 people came together to discuss working together to address the issue of suicide. Read more here.

 

Some of our members are currently leading a project to improve mental health crisis care in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

To inform this work, they are gathering views on the use of apps by people to assist with mental health and wellbeing.

 

IMHN’s Bristol branch, BIMHN, is the lead partner of the Bristol Time to Change Hub.

The Hub leads locally on challenging mental health stigma in the community and the workplace by running training, activities, events, and local Time to Change Champions.

 

Latest from IMHN

Opportunity: developing a 24/7 mental health helpline for BNSSG

Opportunity: developing a 24/7 mental health helpline for BNSSG


The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) is supporting the development of a new 24/7 mental health helpline due to start operating soon in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) area. We are looking for up to fifteen people…
Announcing IMHN as the Independent Facilitator of Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement across Greater Manchester

Announcing IMHN as the Independent Facilitator of Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement across Greater Manchester


Announcing IMHN as the Independent Facilitator of Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement across Greater Manchester The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) has been announced as the new Independent Facilitator for the Greater Manchester Adult Mental Health Service User Network. IMHN…
Join our organisation and shape the wider mental health movement

Join our organisation and shape the wider mental health movement


Are you someone with a passion for improving mental health services and empowering those with lived experience of mental health? Do you support the principles of lived experience leadership and have a willingness to ensure this remains embedded in health…