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Funding to help challenge mental health stigma in Bristol

Funding to help challenge mental health stigma in Bristol


Today (2 July 2018) Time to Change Bristol is launching its Champions Fund – a £10,000 pot of money to help residents with personal experience challenge mental health stigma where they live. Each applicant must be a registered Time to Change Champion and can apply for up to £500. The…
Mental health support in emergency departments – we want to hear from you!

Mental health support in emergency departments – we want to hear from you!


We want to hear your views about your experiences of accessing mental health support at an emergency department. In collaboration with UWE Bristol, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, and Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG), we are gathering views to understand the…
Free training to provide support as a Time to Change Champion

Free training to provide support as a Time to Change Champion


Free training sessions are on offer with Time to Change Bristol to help people to join a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems. The training is available over the next month to enable people to become Champions for the Bristol Time…
Presentations from Mental Health Conversations event now available!

Presentations from Mental Health Conversations event now available!


The presentations from our second Mental Health Conversations event are now available to download and share. You can access the presentations here. More updates will be available soon to let you know how the key themes raised at the event will be taken forwards. If you have any queries in…
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…