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

Tell us your experiencing of calling an NHS mental health telephone line

Tell us your experiencing of calling an NHS mental health telephone line


The Independent Mental Health Network has launched a survey asking people in the Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire areas about their experience of calling an NHS telephone line for mental health support. Specifically, we are looking to hear people's…
Press release: West of England Suicide Prevention Summit takes place next week

Press release: West of England Suicide Prevention Summit takes place next week


Health and care leaders and representatives from voluntary sector organisations in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will come together at a summit to help tackle suicide next week. A self-help community group, a talking group for men and a…
Weekly virtual OCD support group

Weekly virtual OCD support group


We are delighted to announce the launch of our weekly virtual OCD peer support group! If you have OCD or have a close relationship with someone who has OCD, you do not need someone to tell you how upsetting, tiring,…