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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…
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…