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Mental Health Conversations - Welfare, Benefits and Debt

Mental Health Conversations - Welfare, Benefits and Debt


  As Bristol prepares for the roll out of Universal Credit in 2018, Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN) and Community Access Support Service (CASS), Bristol City Council Public Health and the Clinical Commissioning Group invite workers, group leaders and service users to join the city’s second mental health conversation,…
Bristol wins bid to become a Time to Change hub to change how we think and act about mental health

Bristol wins bid to become a Time to Change hub to change how we think and act about mental health


This week Bristol has been named a Time to Change hub, set up to change how we all think and act about mental health locally. Time to Change hubs are networks of local organisations and individuals committed to ending negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems in…
Do you have what it takes to be a Trustee for the Independent Mental Health Network?

Do you have what it takes to be a Trustee for the Independent Mental Health Network?


The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) are recruiting Trustees to join its Board! Are you someone with a passion for improving mental health services and empowering those with lived experience of mental health? Are you willing to give about half a day a month to assist in influencing the development…
Bristol mental health services Christmas opening times 2017

Bristol mental health services Christmas opening times 2017


      Following the success of last year's Christmas opening hours guide to mental health services in Bristol, we are pleased to announce we have produced an updated version for this year. The guide, produced in partnership with Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group and Bristol Mental Health, lists relevant mental…
BIMHN enters Silver Birch inpatient ward to assess patient care quality

BIMHN enters Silver Birch inpatient ward to assess patient care quality


  Members of Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN) are on site at Silver Birch inpatient ward today reviewing the quality of the care patients are receiving. The members of the team on the visit all have direct lived experience of mental health themselves and are talking to patients and…
BIMHN calls for increased scrutiny on treatment of inpatients after ward closure

BIMHN calls for increased scrutiny on treatment of inpatients after ward closure


  BIMHN is calling for increased scrutiny over the treatment of inpatients. The call, follows the continued closure of mental health inpatient unit, Laurel Ward at Callington Road Hospital. This will include a user-led visit to review the ward. Laurel Ward is a later life inpatient ward at Callington Road…
Bristol Mental Health Services for Children & Young People

Bristol Mental Health Services for Children & Young People


  Bristol CCG have co-produced a directory of mental health services for children and young people in Bristol. The directory aims to serve as a "single 'go to' place for information about children and young people’s emotional health in Bristol." Bristol CCG notes in its publication: "It provides a place…
Join us for Peerfest 2017!

Join us for Peerfest 2017!


  Taking place this year on October 9th 2017, Peerfest is a national annual event celebrating the importance, power and diversity of peer support. It's a welcoming, inclusive and inspirational event bringing peers together to network, share skills and experiences through workshops, creative activities, debate and The Marsh Awards. We…
Bristol Crisis Line Changes

Bristol Crisis Line Changes


BIMHN have been involved in the co-production of improvements to the Bristol Crisis Service to ensure those in need get the right support. This would not have been possible without service users and carers with support from Bristol CCG and Bristol Mental Health. The improvements... A new call management system went 8th…
Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017


Mental Health Awareness Week has been held by the Mental Health Foundation in May since 2000 and this year, the theme is "Surviving or Thriving" and this year falls between the 8th and 14th of May. In Bristol, the focus is on the "Five Ways to Wellbeing" and organisations such…
Mental health services Christmas opening times

Mental health services Christmas opening times


In partnership with Bristol Anti-Stigma Alliance (BASA), Bristol Mental Health and Bristol CCG, BIMHN have been involved in the co-production of a guide to Christmas opening times of mental health services in Bristol. We recognise that the Christmas period can be especially difficult for some, and we hope this guide…
Crisis Line Open Forum

Crisis Line Open Forum


Get your voice heard at our next crisis line open forum! At 6pm on Wednesday 14th December, the next crisis line open forum will take place at the Station, Silver Street, Bristol. This is a follow up to our first very successful open meeting that took place on October 26th…