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

People with learning difficulties to receive coronavirus vaccine sooner

People with learning difficulties 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…
Christmas 2020 mental health signposting guide for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Christmas 2020 mental health signposting guide for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire


Please note that this guide was put together for the December 2020 to January 2021 festive period. The information contained within the guide may now be out of date.   The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) has published the annual…
Improving suicide bereavement support in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Improving suicide bereavement support in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire


[Content note; this article contains references to bereavement by suicide] IMHN, in partnership with the Community Access Support Service (CASS) Bristol, are hosting a set of workshop sessions looking at improving what support is available to people who have been…