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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Membership is free – you’ll be joining a network of people passionate about change in the way mental health support is delivered.


 

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

New OCD Peer Support Group

New OCD Peer Support Group


Tracy is a member of the Independent Mental Health Network in Bristol. Tracy has been working with IMHN to set up a peer support group for people who have OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder), or have a close relationship with someone who…
IMHN publishes response to proposed Mental Health Act reforms

IMHN publishes response to proposed Mental Health Act reforms


In January, the government launched a public consultation on proposed reforms to the Mental Health Act. This included publication of a white paper, setting out how the Act would be reformed. This was also the response to the Independent Review of…
IMHN members encourage people to respond to the Mental Health Act consultation

IMHN members encourage people to respond to the Mental Health Act consultation


Members of the Independent Mental Health Network have produced videos encouraging members of the public to respond to the consultation about the proposed Mental Health Act reforms. In January, the government published a white paper setting out how the Mental…