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.
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.