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News from the South Gloucestershire Wellbeing Network

News from the South Gloucestershire Wellbeing Network


Give us the benefit of your experience Get involved with the South Gloucestershire Wellbeing Network. Be part of establishing a vocal and influential group that will speak out about mental health support in South Gloucestershire. Join our mailing list today to receive updates about the network. The network is a…
Get involved with the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire LGBTQ+ Steering Group

Get involved with the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire LGBTQ+ Steering Group


Click here to sign up for updates now! 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…
Opportunities to represent our network and support our work in the South West

Opportunities to represent our network and support our work in the South West


There are three branches of the Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) in the South West. These are the BIMHN in Bristol; Clarity-NSIMHN in North Somerset; and South Gloucestershire IMHN. Branches and members of branches support local projects improving mental healthcare and support in their respective areas, as well as working…
24/7 Support & Connect - a new mental health line for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

24/7 Support & Connect - a new mental health line for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire


A new immediate emotional and practical support helpline An NHS, free, confidential 24/7 helpline has launched, provided by Vita Health Group, in partnership with Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. The service is called 24/7 Support & Connect. This line is staffed by experienced counsellors, who you can talk…
Opportunity: BNSSG COVID-19 Lived Experience Steering Group

Opportunity: BNSSG COVID-19 Lived Experience Steering Group


In recent months, local mental health organisations and service providers have come together from across the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) area to form the BNSSG Mental Health & Wellbeing Cell. This Cell is part of a wider structure in the South West that is co-ordinating the health…
Bristol Sight Loss Council visual impairment forum - Tuesday 21 July

Bristol Sight Loss Council visual impairment forum - Tuesday 21 July


The Thomas Pocklington Trust has been in touch to share news about the Bristol Sight Loss Council visual impairment (VI) forum, which next meets on Tuesday 21 July. The forum is a chance for visually impaired people to share experiences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.  The Bristol Sight Loss Council is funded…
New charter pledges to put the voice of people at the heart of new services

New charter pledges to put the voice of people at the heart of new services


Tom Renhard, IMHN's CEO, has been supporting the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to co-produce the The Working with People and Communities Charter, which represents a new commitment to working with the community to plan future health services. The Charter has been co-produced by the CCG and members…
Shape mental health support across Greater Manchester

Shape mental health support across Greater Manchester


We are working with people and communities in Greater Manchester (GM) to shape mental health support. To ensure people with lived experience play a key role in this, we are looking for representatives to participate in the following opportunities: Mental Health Lived Experience Leadership Forum GM Adult Mental Health Delivery…
Opportunity: developing a 24/7 mental health helpline for BNSSG

Opportunity: developing a 24/7 mental health helpline for BNSSG


The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) is supporting the development of a new 24/7 mental health helpline due to start operating soon in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) area. We are looking for up to fifteen people from across the BNSSG area, with experience of accessing mental…
Announcing IMHN as the Independent Facilitator of Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement across Greater Manchester

Announcing IMHN as the Independent Facilitator of Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement across Greater Manchester


Announcing IMHN as the Independent Facilitator of Mental Health Lived Experience Engagement across Greater Manchester The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) has been announced as the new Independent Facilitator for the Greater Manchester Adult Mental Health Service User Network. IMHN will be working closely with people with lived experience of…
Join our organisation and shape the wider mental health movement

Join our organisation and shape the wider mental health movement


Are you someone with a passion for improving mental health services and empowering those with lived experience of mental health? Do you support the principles of lived experience leadership and have a willingness to ensure this remains embedded in health and social care services? If so - the Independent Mental…
Survey launched: access to mental health support amidst Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Survey launched: access to mental health support amidst Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic


The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) have launched a survey, asking for people's experiences about accessing mental health support within the last few weeks. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, we know how vital it is to ensure that people are able to access timely and effective mental health support.…