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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…
IMHN launches Policy & Public Affairs Unit

IMHN launches Policy & Public Affairs Unit


The Independent Mental Health Network has set up a Policy and Public Affairs Unit. At this stage, the Unit is a working group established to take the experiences of people with lived experience of mental health, and work to represent those views to key influencers and decision makers locally and nationally.…
Governance Review - Have Your Say on How IMHN is Run!

Governance Review - Have Your Say on How IMHN is Run!


The Board of Trustees of the Independent Mental Health Network ('IMHN') has launched a governance review, to ensure that elements of the constitution and bye-laws are fit for purpose, and to gauge perception of some amendments intended to benefit the running of the organisation.  This week, the Board of Trustees…
IMHN and Time to Change

IMHN and Time to Change


Time to Change (TTC) are a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems. Their work takes place throughout the UK, and ranges from awareness initiatives to employer training. A recent initiative was TTC's launch of 'hubs'; hubs work with local people who…
BIMHN Make Visits to Local Mental Health Wards

BIMHN Make Visits to Local Mental Health Wards


In 2017, IMHN's Bristol branch, the Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN), made visits to mental health wards to review the quality of care that patients are receiving. The team who made the visits spoke to patients and staff, and looked at a number of areas, including: availability of information…