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Changes to accessing the Bristol Sanctuary

Changes to accessing the Bristol Sanctuary


The Bristol Sanctuary is a place for people to go when they are in serious emotional distress. The Sanctuary has recently moved from the centre of Bristol to a new site at Gloucester House, near Southmead Hospital. The team are able to support people in-person - please call them on…
BIMHN member attends National Suicide Prevention Alliance annual conference

BIMHN member attends National Suicide Prevention Alliance annual conference


In January 2021, Francesco, a member of BIMHN, represented the network by attending the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA)'s annual conference. For the first time, this conference took place online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Francesco shared a summary and his thoughts on the event. The event included updates about…
Mental health support over the 2020 festive period

Mental health support over the 2020 festive period


The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) has published the annual Christmas mental health guide for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Each year, IMHN produces a written guide about changes to the operating hours of local mental health support during the festive period. The guide includes information about services operating over…
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…