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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;…
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…
Raising Feedback about Mental Health in Bristol

Raising Feedback about Mental Health in Bristol


One of BIMHN's main roles is to represent the voice of those with lived experience of mental health within Bristol.  How Do We Do This? BIMHN supports both its members and a number of lived experience representatives, who sit on a variety of meetings within the local civic and healthcare…
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…