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.


Click here to join our network!


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

Opportunity: BNSSG COVID-19 Lived Experience Steering Group

Opportunity: BNSSG COVID-19 Lived Experience Steering Group


In recent months, local mental health organisations and service providers have come together from across the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) are to form the BNSSG Mental Health and Wellbeing Cell. This Cell is part of a wider structure…
Bristol Sight Loss Council visual impairment forum - Tuesday 21 July

Bristol Sight Loss Council visual impairment forum - Tuesday 21 July


The Thomas Pocklington Trust has been in touch to share news about the Bristol Sight Loss Council visual impairment (VI) forum, which next meets on Tuesday 21 July. The forum is a chance for visually impaired people to share experiences of the…
New charter pledges to put the voice of people at the heart of new services

New charter pledges to put the voice of people at the heart of new services


Tom Renhard, IMHN's CEO, has been supporting the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to co-produce the The Working with People and Communities Charter, which represents a new commitment to working with the community to plan future health services.…