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Do you have lived experience of mental health crisis services?

Do you have lived experience of mental health crisis services?


Do you have lived experience of mental health crisis or attempting to access mental health crisis services? BIMHN are looking for up to six lived experience representatives to join a crisis pathway redesign event. The aim of the day is to progress the development of a new blueprint for BNSSG crisis services.…
BIMHN Member Attends Shared Learning Day on Suicide Prevention

BIMHN Member Attends Shared Learning Day on Suicide Prevention


The Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN) is actively involved with suicide prevention work taking place locally. Two of our members sit on the local Suicide Prevention Transformation Fund Working Group, which oversees the use of a portion of money given by NHS England to address the relatively high suicide…
OCD Awareness Week: Picture your OCD

OCD Awareness Week: Picture your OCD


Update: the next meeting of Bristol's OCD Social Support Group mentioned at the foot of this article has been set for Tuesday 26 November between 20:00 - 21:30, at the Rose & Crown, 11 Two Mile Hill, Kingswood, BS15 1BH. For more information, please email Tracy at her email address…
Bank of Ireland Signs Time to Change Employer Pledge

Bank of Ireland Signs Time to Change Employer Pledge


  Today, on World Mental Health Day 2019, Bank of Ireland signed up to the Time to Change Employer Pledge at its offices at Temple Quay, Bristol. In attendance were employees of the Bank, members of the Bank's leadership team, representatives from the Time to Change Bristol hub, and Bristol…
World Mental Health Day 2019 - in Bristol and Beyond!

World Mental Health Day 2019 - in Bristol and Beyond!


  World Mental Health Day takes place annually on 10th October, bringing national and international attention to mental illness and what it means for those living with mental health difficulties worldwide. There are always a rich variety of independently-organised events recognising and celebrating the day, and this year is no…
Volunteering opportunities with the Independent Mental Health Network

Volunteering opportunities with the Independent Mental Health Network


BIMHN is the Bristol branch of the Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN), which represents a diverse community of past, current and future users of mental health services, as well as those with lived experience of mental health. By working together, we believe that we can be a force for positive change…
New Suicide Prevention Innovation Grant Launched!

New Suicide Prevention Innovation Grant Launched!


  Update: thank you to everyone who sent in a bid - this round of funding has now closed. This page has been retained for information only - further information regarding the future of the fund will be released shortly. As part of a suicide prevention campaign later this year,…
Time to Talk about Mental Health : OCD & Pure OCD

Time to Talk about Mental Health : OCD & Pure OCD


  One in four people are affected by mental health problems every year. But not everyone feels comfortable discussing their mental health with their doctor, or even family and friends. Many struggle on alone and find it hard to access the help they need. The Time to Change campaign aims…
Local CCG sign Time to Change Employer's Pledge

Local CCG sign Time to Change Employer's Pledge


  Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) has signed the ‘Time to Change’ employer pledge. The pledge is a way for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace, and supporting the wellbeing…
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…