Focus Group Opportunity with Time to Change!

March 27, 2019 at 8:15 pm

Time to Change are a national campaign that tackles mental health stigma by working to change the way we think and act about mental health problems. They run a number of ongoing initiatives, including Ask Twice, the annual Time to Talk Day, and more. Their work also includes support local hubs, which are centres of focus around anti-stigma work and activities. BIMHN is a partner of Bristol’s Time to Change Hub.

Time to Change runs in ‘phases’, responding to changing and prevailing concerns in the mental health landscape. The main campaign has, is, and always will be about ending negative attitudes towards mental health. However, Time to Change are looking to hear from people about their experiences, so that the priorities and focuses for phase four (which commences in 2021) are effective in ending all mental health stigma and discrimination.

The Focus Group

Time to Change are running a focus group to discuss and gather day-to-day experiences of those with lived experience of mental health problems, to assist them in their future planning.

The session takes place on Monday 29th April, between 13:30 – 15:30 at The Station, Silver Street, Bristol (BS1 2AG).

To recognise your contributions to the session, you will receive £25, plus travel expenses up to a maximum of £15.

It is recommended that you have some knowledge of Time to Change if you wish to attend. You may also find it useful to have a read about our Bristol Time to Change hub, including the work of the Champions Fund. Additionally, you can read more about Time to Change Champions, and how to become one, here.

March 27, 2019 at 8:15 pm | News, Opportunities | No comment

IMHN are recruiting Trustees to join its Board!

September 12, 2018 at 10:38 am

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 a day a month to assist in influencing the development of a young, dynamic and growing organisation?

Do you support the principles of lived experience leadership and have a willingness to ensure this remains embedded in everything we do?

Then we want to hear from you!


How to apply

To apply to be a Trustee, please send a CV and a covering letter to, by no later than Sunday 14th October 2018.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 22nd October 2018. Please ensure you tell us about any dates that you cannot do that week when submitting your application.

For an informal conversation about the role or organisation, please email Tom Renhard on

We would especially welcome applications from those with qualifications or extensive experience in any of the following areas:

  • Finance, fundraising and bid writing
  • Law, advocacy and complaints
  • Marketing / Public relations

We would especially welcome applications from individuals who identify as:

  • Women
  • BAME

A copy of the recruitment pack can be found here.


Trustee Opportunity Information

Nominated Trustee recruitment pack September 2018

IMHN Constitution (last amended January 2017)

IMHN Constitution – Bye Laws (last amended January 2017)


Further Information

IMHN exists to represent those with lived experience of mental health, uniting voices for positive change in how mental health services are delivered.

We’re governed by a board of up to twelve Trustees, who work alongside our branches and volunteers to develop a thriving and active organisation improving mental health services and empowering those with lived experience to have their voice heard.

The charity is young and working to develop its first strategic plan that will embed our core objectives into everything that we do. It’s an exciting time for us, having just hosted Peerfest 2017 in Bristol with local partners after competing in a national tendering exercise and taken part in several ward visits and service redesign exercises including Bristol’s mental health crisis houses.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on an essential role in a developing and growing charity committed to changing lives and we look forward to receiving your application.

September 12, 2018 at 10:38 am | News, Opportunities | No comment