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 31 March and Tuesday 6 April 2021. Please note that you will need to be able to attend both sessions if you wish to book on. They will be held in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset. Click here to book your place now – but hurry, there are only limited spaces available!

You do not need any experience prior to joining. IMHN’s peer support facilitators, Lorna and Julie, will be leading the workshops; and will develop people’s understanding of how peer support works, and build skills necessary in order to facilitate an effective peer support group.

If you have any questions about the training, please email .

March 23, 2021 at 3:05 pm

Time to Change are a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems. The Time to Change Bristol hub is a partnership of local organisations and people within the city of Bristol who are committed to ending mental health stigma and discrimination.

The Bristol hub is organised by a partnership of local organisations. The Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN), IMHN’s Bristol branch, is a lead partner, and takes an active role in bringing local partners and stakeholder to deliver an effective and open campaign combatting mental health stigma.

Read more about the Time to Change Bristol hub here.

What’s Happening this Autumn?

This October and November will see two sets of training delivered to local Time to Change Champions.

Social Contact Training will develop participants’ skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence in opening up a conversation in everyday life to improve negative attitudes surrounding mental health.

Speaking Out Training will build the confidence and skills of Time to Change Champions to speak out to an audience about mental health, their own experience of mental health problems, and why we need to continue to challenge stigma.

Furthermore, on Thursday 23 October, the hub will be hosting the Time to Change Bristol Celebration Event. This will see members of the public and local Time to Change Champions come together for an evening of networking, information, food and activities to celebrate the work and successes of the hub over recent months. Conversations will take place around how the hub can continue to have a positive impact in the future.

If you’re in Bristol on that date, there are still some spaces available at the event, but are limited – get your free ticket here!

September 28, 2019 at 12:29 pm