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Shape the future of mental health services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire!

Shape the future of mental health services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire!


  Have you accessed mental health support in the area? Attempted to, but not been successful? Caring for, or supporting someone else with lived experience of mental health?   Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) are the local body responsible for ensuring delivery of mental…
Lifting the Myth of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Open Discussion Event - Monday 29th July

Lifting the Myth of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Open Discussion Event - Monday 29th July


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often misunderstood and mis-portrayed in the media. You’ve seen people on TV or in films being portrayed as having OCD, and it looks like it’s a funny, eccentric and harmless condition. That’s what you come away with after watching Jack Nicholson in “As Good As It…
Join us for BIMHN's next Monthly Meeting - Monday 10th June

Join us for BIMHN's next Monthly Meeting - Monday 10th June


The next monthly meeting of the Bristol Independent Mental Health Network will take place on Monday 10th June, between 13:00 - 15:30, at St James Priory (near Bristol Bus Station). You are welcome to come along and join us for light refreshments before the meeting starts (served from 12:30). Monthly…
Mental Health and Housing Working Group - Reports and Recommendations

Mental Health and Housing Working Group - Reports and Recommendations


The Mental Health and Housing Working Group (a partnership of the Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (‘BIMHN’), Second Step and local homelessness agencies) have today published a report calling for changes to homeless policy.  A key recommendation of the report is that homeless policy in Bristol must prioritise mental health…
Join our team!

Join our team!


Are you someone with a passion for improving mental health services and empowering those with lived experience of mental health? Do you support the principles of lived experience leadership and have a willingness to ensure this remains embedded in everything we do? If so - we want to hear from…
Join us for BIMHN's next Monthly Meeting - Monday 13th May

Join us for BIMHN's next Monthly Meeting - Monday 13th May


The next monthly meeting of the Bristol Independent Mental Health Network will take place on Monday 13th May, between 13:00 - 15:30, at St James Priory (near Bristol Bus Station). You are welcome to come along and join us for light refreshments before the meeting starts (served from 12:30). Monthly…
Join us for BIMHN's next Monthly Meeting - Monday 8th April

Join us for BIMHN's next Monthly Meeting - Monday 8th April


  The next monthly meeting of the Bristol Independent Mental Health Network will take place on Monday 8th April, between 13:00 - 15:30, at St James Priory (near Bristol Bus Station). You are welcome to come along and join us for light refreshments before the meeting starts (served from 12:30).…
Focus Group Opportunity with Time to Change!

Focus Group Opportunity with Time to Change!


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…
Help and Support - updated!

Help and Support - updated!


We have recently updated our help & support pages. The support page provides a condensed list of services relating to mental health, in order to help signpost someone to the help they need. The information listed includes crisis services, helplines, and student-specific support information. The former useful links section has been…
Mental Health Rehabilitation Services Review

Mental Health Rehabilitation Services Review


Background Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) are responsible for introducing and designing local healthcare services, overseeing the implementation of the service providers, and reviewing such services during their operations. These healthcare services include local mental health services, provided across the Bristol, North Somerset and…
Bristol City Council Signs Time to Change Employer Pledge

Bristol City Council Signs Time to Change Employer Pledge


BIMHN is a partner of the Bristol Time to Change hub, a group of organisations who have come together to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination in the city of Bristol. One of the initiatives that the Hub works on is furthering the reach of the Time to Change Employer…
Time to Talk Day 2019!

Time to Talk Day 2019!


About Time to Talk Day Time To Talk Day is an annual national event, that aims to promote talking about mental health. Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health;…