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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…
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!


Thank you to everyone that took part in our survey and shared their experiences. This survey has now closed.   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…
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…
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 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). Meeting…
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…