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

Free peer support training - March/April 2021

Free peer support training - March/April 2021


The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) are excited to launch some new training. These workshops will look at how peer support for mental health works, and help develop group facilitation skills. The first two-part workshop will take place on Tuesday…
An introduction from Julie, a new member of the IMHN staff team!

An introduction from Julie, a new member of the IMHN staff team!


I'm Julie and I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Peer Support Facilitator/Team Leader following Independent Mental Health Network being funded by the Disabled People Organisation's Covid-19 Emergency Fund to develop Peer Support Services across Bristol, North Somerset and…
People with learning disabilities to receive coronavirus vaccine sooner

People with learning disabilities to receive coronavirus vaccine sooner


In recent weeks, discussions about the prioritisation that is used to determine how soon people will be offered the coronavirus vaccine have been taking place. Members of the Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire…