What we do

IMHN – What We Do 

At IMHN we’re working to improve mental health provision for all those accessing mental health services and community support as part of the NHS Transformation Plan. You can read about the NHS Transformation plan on the NHS England website, by clicking here. More information can be found in this 5-6 minute video on the long term NHS Transformation Plan. 

At IMHN, our job is to help aid the long term NHS Transformation Plan ensuring that the voices of our Lived Experience Representatives (LER)* are at the centre of the development of mental health services and community support.  

For a summary of the Community Mental Health Framework, click here

What is a Lived Experience Representative? 

  • Anyone who has a mental health issue (whether this has been diagnosed or not). This can be someone who has accessed services but also includes those who haven’t accessed services, or those who may have gone down more informal routes like peer support etc. 
  • Carers of anyone who has experienced mental health conditions. 

Our focus

We work to embed a culture of co-production across all Transformation work – this means putting our communities at the centre of our design and delivery process across two areas:  

  1. Locality working
  2. Specialist pathways

Specialist Pathways:

We also currently work in the following areas: 

  1. Mental Health Rehabilitation
  2. Personality Difficulties and Complex Trauma
  3. Eating Disorders
  4. CYP Group/Younger Adult transitions/ Mental Health Support Teams
  5. Trauma sub-group
  6. Physical health of people with severe and enduring mental illness.
  7. Older Adults
  8. CMHP Outcomes Framework

If you want to find out more about the partners we work with, you can do so by clicking here.


  • To help the Transformation plan, six Locality Partnerships have been established in our area. For more information, click on the link: https://bnssg.icb.nhs.uk/locality-partnerships/
  • At IMHN we work in the following localities: Inner City & East Bristol (ICE), North & West Bristol, Woodspring and One Weston, Worle and Villages.  
  • You can see a map of these areas here:


You can find every edition of our Newsletter which will keep you updated on all of our work across localities and specialist pathways, by visiting the news page.