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Coronavirus: local mental health service information

Coronavirus: local mental health service information


  BIMHN is the Bristol branch of the Independent Mental Health Network. The Independent Mental Health Network is building a guide covering local mental health support. It includes information about how mental health services are changing how they work in response to the measures being taken to tackle the spread of…
BIMHN members gathering views on mental health apps to help improve local crisis care

BIMHN members gathering views on mental health apps to help improve local crisis care


Members of the Bristol Independent Mental Health Network are currently working on a project to improve support and care pathways for those experiencing a mental health crisis in Bristol. In order to investigate how the support that is being offered can be improved, we have launched a survey asking about…
Bristol Time to Change Champions Fund re-opened for Time to Talk Day 2020!

Bristol Time to Change Champions Fund re-opened for Time to Talk Day 2020!


  To celebrate Time to Talk Day 2020, the Bristol Time to Change Hub has re-opened the Time to Change Champions Fund for a final round of funding. The Fund is available to Time to Change Champions to support them in delivering an event or project that challenges mental health…
Time to Talk Day 2020 in Bristol

Time to Talk Day 2020 in Bristol


Time To Talk Day is an annual national event, lead by Time to Change. Time to Change is a national campaign against mental health stigma, and Time to Talk Day is all about making time to talk about mental health.  Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet…
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 The information contained in the guide mentioned below is therefore outdated.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…