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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…
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;…
Bristol mental health support - Christmas opening times 2018

Bristol mental health support - Christmas opening times 2018


The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) have produced a short guide to mental health support available to people in the Bristol area over the Christmas and New Year period. This follows on from the success of last year’s guide in helping communities navigate what is available at this time of…
Become a bid evaluator with BIMHN!

Become a bid evaluator with BIMHN!


  BIMHN are looking for 'lived experience evaluators' to contribute to the evaluation process of bids for the new IAPT service. This is the next stage of BIMHN's involvement with the re-commissioning process. The evaluation process is anticipated to run from November 2018 to January 2019. The National Improving Access to Psychological…
Time to Change Bristol’s Employer Pledge event

Time to Change Bristol’s Employer Pledge event


In September, more than 50 people from Bristol local businesses and organisations attended the Time to Change Employer Pledge event at Bristol City Hall. The event took the form of a workshop, intended to enable employers to learn how to create a workplace culture that encourages the opening up of…
IMHN are recruiting Trustees to join its Board!

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 a day a month to assist in influencing the development of a young, dynamic and growing organisation? Do you support the principles of lived…
Recommissioning of Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services; get involved now!

Recommissioning of Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services; get involved now!


After a number of months of work, Bristol’s local healthcare commissioners, the Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG), have published their draft specification for the recommissioning of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. This represents the next step towards deciding who will run the…
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,…