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 and Recent 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.

 

IMHN members in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are currently representing the network at partnership meetings responding and tackling the rise in mental ill-health as a result of the Coronavirus.

Read more on our opportunities page.

 

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

News from the South Gloucestershire Wellbeing Network

News from the South Gloucestershire Wellbeing Network


Give us the benefit of your experience Get involved with the South Gloucestershire Wellbeing Network. Be part of establishing a vocal and influential group that will speak out about mental health support in South Gloucestershire. Join our mailing list today…
Get involved with the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire LGBTQ+ Steering Group

Get involved with the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire LGBTQ+ Steering Group


Click here to sign up for updates now! 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…
Opportunities to represent our network and support our work in the South West

Opportunities to represent our network and support our work in the South West


There are three branches of the Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) in the South West. These are the BIMHN in Bristol; Clarity-NSIMHN in North Somerset; and South Gloucestershire IMHN. Branches and members of branches support local projects improving mental healthcare…