IMHN Online Meetings – Setup and Guidance

The Independent Mental Health Network, and our branches, are currently using Zoom to host meetings virtually. This webpage contains information about using Zoom and participating in online meetings.

To ensure all our meetings are positive experiences, we have put together some guidelines and a working together agreement. Please click here to read them in advance of joining a meeting.


What is Zoom?

Zoom is an online meeting application. It allows a host to hold a virtual meeting that participants can join. The meeting broadcasts the meeting participants’ webcam and microphone feeds, so that everyone can see and hear each other.

You may have already used similar software, like Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts. Zoom is good at handling larger numbers of people in virtual meetings, and good at filtering out background noise, so that everyone can hear each other speak. Meetings hosted on the Zoom platform are free to join.


Setting up and using Zoom for virtual meetings

We have put together some guides, to help you become acquainted with the Zoom platform and set up your device for joining meetings. The guide has example screenshots to help guide you through the process.

  1. Setting up Zoom: quick-start guide
  2. Joining Zoom meetings 
  3. Using Zoom’s features during meetings
  4. Using your phone to join virtual meetings

If you have any feedback on these guides, please email us at engagement[@]imhn.org (removing the square brackets from the email address – this is an anti-spam measure).