BIMHN represents a diverse community of past, current and future users of Bristol’s mental health services, as well as those with lived experience of mental health.

We provide a safe space for people to confidentially share their needs and experiences of services, while we campaign for change by holding local providers to account.

BIMHN not only represents individuals, but also user-led groups that support people with mental health problems. We are constantly looking to expand our reach to ensure that our representation is as diverse as possible.

You can become a member of BIMHN by simply filling out our online form (it’s free!). Once your application has been approved by the committee, you will be entitled to have a say at our monthly meetings and receive our e-newsletter, which includes relevant news articles, information on upcoming mental-health related events, and opportunities to share your views on current surveys, proposals and consultations.

You will also have the opportunity to represent the network at a number of meetings – outside of our monthly BIMHN meeting – which have been established to monitor the various mental health services across the city.

If you are already a member of BIMHN, and interested in representing the network at the meetings, please contact or for more information.