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Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset Suicide Prevention Summit – Monday 13 January 2020

Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset Suicide Prevention Summit – Monday 13 January 2020


Thank you to everyone that attended the Summit. You can keep up to date with our work in this area here.  In partnership with civic and healthcare authorities across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, the Independent Mental Health Network (‘IMHN’) are proud to announce the upcoming Suicide Prevention Summit.…
Christmas Mental Health and Wellbeing Services Guide 2019 (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire)

Christmas Mental Health and Wellbeing Services Guide 2019 (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire)


Please note that this guide was put together for the December 2019 to January 2020 festive period. The information contained within the guide may now be out of date. Update: in response to feedback, we have assembled a re-formatted version of the guide that is less condensed and intended to…
General Election 2019: Mental Health and the Manifestos

General Election 2019: Mental Health and the Manifestos


Content headnote: this article references mental health in a variety of contexts, including but not limited to mental health treatment; discrimination; medication; conditions; out-of-area placements; crime; trauma; and suicide. This post intends to provide a factual and straightforward re-statement of pledges and commitments relating to mental health and mental health…
Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund launches second round of funding

Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund launches second round of funding


Content note; please note that this piece contains discussions of suicide and self-harm.  The Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund, launched by IMHN in the run up to Shine On (a campaign about working together to prevent suicide) back in September 2019. The fund was launched to support local groups whose work helps to…
IMHN Seek Lived Experience Representatives for Crisis Pathway Redesign Event

IMHN Seek Lived Experience Representatives for Crisis Pathway Redesign Event


Do you have lived experience of mental health crisis or attempting to access mental health crisis services? We are looking for up to six lived experience representatives to join a crisis pathway redesign event. The details are below: Date: Friday 15 November 2019 Times: 09:30am -16:30pm Location: Holiday Inn, Bond Street, Bristol,…
Announcing Shine On - Working Together to Prevent Suicide

Announcing Shine On - Working Together to Prevent Suicide


Press Release: Announcing Shine On The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN), with the support of its branches and partner organisations, are proud to announce the launch of Shine On, a campaign about working together to prevent suicide. The campaign will initially run over the winter period of 2019 to 2020, sparking…
Independent Mental Health Network Annual General Meeting 2019

Independent Mental Health Network Annual General Meeting 2019


The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and is governed by a legal document known as a constitution. We are also a member-led organisation, and so every year, an Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held. At this meeting, the overall work of the organisation is discussed,…
Bank of Ireland Sign the Time to Change Employer Pledge

Bank of Ireland Sign the Time to Change Employer Pledge


IMHN's Bristol branch is a key partner of the Time to Change Bristol hub. The hub furthers the work of Time to Change, a growing movement of people dedicated to breaking down mental health stigma. One of Time to Change's key initiatives is the Employer Pledge. This is a pledge…
Branch of IMHN involved with launching Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund

Branch of IMHN involved with launching Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund


This news item was originally posted in October 2019. Since then, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Shine On campaign and the completion  of a number of initiatives funded by the Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund, with more to come in the coming months. To stay up to…
Volunteering - What Could You Do?

Volunteering - What Could You Do?


IMHN 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.…
Exciting Autumn Events at the Time to Change Bristol hub

Exciting Autumn Events at the Time to Change Bristol hub


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…
OCD Campaigning and Peer-support in Bristol

OCD Campaigning and Peer-support in Bristol


Last month, one of IMHN's trustees, Tracy Tainton, organised Lifting the Myth of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), an open discussion event that took place in North Bristol. The event was supported by the Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN's Bristol branch), and the Time to Change Bristol hub.  The event was…