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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…
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…
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,…
Bristol wins bid to become a Time to Change hub to change how we think and act about mental health

Bristol wins bid to become a Time to Change hub to change how we think and act about mental health


This week Bristol has been named a Time to Change hub, set up to change how we all think and act about mental health locally. Time to Change hubs are networks of local organisations and individuals committed to ending negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems in…