BIMHN member attends National Suicide Prevention Alliance annual conference

February 23, 2021 at 11:35 am

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 local ‘real time surveillance’ data that will support effective bereavement support in communities, national NHS funding increases, and experiences shared by people who have been bereaved by suicide.

Click here to read the write-up of the event.

You can also watch the presentations made at the conference by clicking here.

February 23, 2021 at 11:35 am | News | No comment

Focus Group Opportunity with Time to Change!

March 27, 2019 at 8:15 pm

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 hubs, which are centres of focus around anti-stigma work and activities. BIMHN is a partner of Bristol’s Time to Change Hub.

Time to Change runs in ‘phases’, responding to changing and prevailing concerns in the mental health landscape. The main campaign has, is, and always will be about ending negative attitudes towards mental health. However, Time to Change are looking to hear from people about their experiences, so that the priorities and focuses for phase four (which commences in 2021) are effective in ending all mental health stigma and discrimination.

The Focus Group

Time to Change are running a focus group to discuss and gather day-to-day experiences of those with lived experience of mental health problems, to assist them in their future planning.

The session takes place on Monday 29th April, between 13:30 – 15:30 at The Station, Silver Street, Bristol (BS1 2AG).

To recognise your contributions to the session, you will receive £25, plus travel expenses up to a maximum of £15.

It is recommended that you have some knowledge of Time to Change if you wish to attend. You may also find it useful to have a read about our Bristol Time to Change hub, including the work of the Champions Fund. Additionally, you can read more about Time to Change Champions, and how to become one, here.

March 27, 2019 at 8:15 pm | News, Opportunities | No comment