Shape the future of mental health services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire!

July 14, 2019 at 12:15 am

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 Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) are the local body responsible for ensuring delivery of mental health services. They have begun a review of mental health services across the combined three areas. As part of this, BIMHN wants to ensure that people who have lived experience of accessing mental health support (either personally, or as a carer for someone who has) are able to share experiences  their experiences and feed into this review.

Our Survey

We have launched a survey to gather feedback about what’s working well, what’s not and what would make the biggest difference to the area’s mental health services in years to come.

The survey is closes on Friday 9th August. 

As a thank you, there is the option to enter a prize draw to win one of 15 £25 One4All gift card vouchers.

Mental Health Conversations

Additionally, there are two feedback-gathering Mental Health Conversations events taking place, at:

All are welcome. The events are free, but please register your place by clicking the links above. Mental Health Conversations have always been very well attended, with spaces often running out in advance, so be quick!

Want to get involved in a different way? Email us at engagement[@] so we can have a chat.

July 14, 2019 at 12:15 am | News | No comment

Raising Feedback about Mental Health in Bristol

November 14, 2018 at 7:52 pm

One of BIMHN’s main roles is to represent the voice of those with lived experience of mental health within Bristol. 

How Do We Do This?

BIMHN supports both its members and a number of lived experience representatives, who sit on a variety of meetings within the local civic and healthcare authorities, and associated agencies.

An example of such sessions are mental health service monitoring meetings that are run by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG). BNSSG CCG hold these meetings as they are the body ultimately responsible for introducing and designing local healthcare services, overseeing the implementation of the service providers, and reviewing such services during their operations. These monitoring meetings scrutinise the service on an ongoing basis.


Such meetings also provide an opportunity for feedback to be raised. Often other agencies, authorities and stakeholders are present at the meetings we sit on, like Bristol City Council, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP), Public Health England, and more. This gives us an opportunity to raise concerns and comments at a high level.

So, if you have feedback or comments on anything to do with your experience of mental health treatment or care within Bristol, please get in touch with us. We will arrange for it to be raised, and do our best to update you along the way.

Other Ways of Giving Feedback

BNSSG CCG’s Customer Services Team welcome feedback from service users on every aspect of care on an ongoing basis. For more information, including advocacy services available, take a look at their flyer.

November 14, 2018 at 7:52 pm | News | No comment