IMHN’s Statement of Intent – Rebuilding Trust and a Renewed Commitment to our values

Dear Members, Supporters and Friends of the Independent Mental Health Network,


We write to you today to deliver The Independent Mental Health Networks statement of intent for 2024 to 2025.


Over the past year, our organisation has faced unprecedented challenges, marked by the loss of a dear colleague and friend. The aftermath of these events has undoubtedly shaken the trust and confidence within our community. However, never has it been truer that it is in times of adversity that resilience and strength emerge. Over the past eight months since joining IMHN, I have been deeply impressed by the dedication and perseverance displayed by each member. Every day, I am inspired by the resilience and strength of our small community as we work together to break down barriers and champion mental wellness. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to lead such impactful work.


Looking ahead to the promising year of 2024-2025, our work will be shaped by a steadfast commitment to a path of healing, growth, and progress. Central to this journey will be dedication to our core values of inclusivity, bravery, respectfulness, determination, and innovation. These values are not just words on paper; they are the guiding principles that shape every decision and action we take. You will have already noticed the dedicated efforts of the Engagement Co-Ordination team to re-centre Inclusivity and Respectfulness into our work. The new fully co-produced Code of Conduct will be instrumental in ensuring that going forward we foster an environment where diversity thrives, and every voice is heard, valued, and respected. This work to re-centre our core values will only continue over the next year.


As we commit to this path of healing, growth, and progress, we are pleased to announce the introduction of several new members to the Board of Trustees. Among these is Mark Dale, our newly appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees. Mark brings with him a wealth of experience and fresh perspective that will undoubtedly contribute to our collective vision of the future. Together with our existing board members, Mark and our new trustees will play a pivotal role in guiding IMHN. I would like to thank them for their expertise, dedication, and passion in advance. This having been said, I would like to invite each one of you to join us in this endeavour. Only with you continued contributions can we build a stronger, more resilient Independent Mental Health Network – one that embodies our values, fosters trust and confidence within our community, and makes a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness.


Catrin Beynon, 

IMHN Head of Operations 

April 25, 2024 at 6:59 pm