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Suicide Prevention Summit - January 2020

Suicide Prevention Summit - January 2020


Please note: this item was originally published in December 2019. Thank you to everyone that attended the Summit. To keep up to date with work in this area, and outcomes from the Summit, click here.  [Content note; this news post deals with the topic of suicide] BIMHN are supporting an…
Christmas Mental Health Services Guide 2019

Christmas Mental Health Services Guide 2019


Please note: this item was posted ahead of the Christmas 2019 period. The information contained in the guide mentioned below is therefore outdated. BIMHN are pleased to share the news that this year's Christmas Mental Health and Wellbeing Services guide has been published. This guide outlines the services providing wellbeing and…
Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund – Second Round of Funding

Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund – Second Round of Funding


BIMHN is proud to be supporting Shine On, a campaign all about working together to prevent suicide. Back in September, ahead of the launch of the campaign, the Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund was launched. The Fund provides funding to support local organisations deliver their own initiative to reduce suicide in their…
Bristol OCD Peer Support Group - November Meeting Update

Bristol OCD Peer Support Group - November Meeting Update


Following on from the open discussion event in July 2019 exploring Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ('OCD') run by Independent Mental Health Network trustee and member Tracy, there have been meetings discussing the formation of a peer-support group for those with lived experience of OCD living in Bristol. November's meeting has been postponed…
Do you have lived experience of mental health crisis services?

Do you have lived experience of mental health crisis services?


Thank you to everyone that got in touch to express an interest in the below opportunity. Updates around our work with local mental health crisis care pathways will continue to be shared on our website.  Do you have lived experience of mental health crisis or attempting to access mental health…
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 City…
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 exception.…
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!


This news item was originally posted in October 2019. Since then, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Shine On campaign and the completion  of a number of initiatives funded by the Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund, with more to come in the coming months. To stay up to…
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 to…