Suicide Prevention Summit – January 2020

December 21, 2019 at 12:07 pm

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 event taking place this coming January 2020, bringing people, professionals, and those with lived experience of mental health together to agree a clear call-to-action on working together to prevent suicide across the local area of Bristol, as well as South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

The Suicide Prevention Summit takes place on Monday 13 January 2020 at Bristol City Hall. The event will consider the latest research into suicide prevention, work happening nationally, and will focus on initiatives and stories by people in the local area. We will also be inviting attendees to share their experiences and ideas about suicide prevention, exploring the role that communities should be playing in this work going forwards.

The summit will be lead and facilitated with those with lived experience of mental health, mental health professionals, and those with personal experience of suicide and bereavement by suicide. Because of the range of individuals and organisations expected to attend, spaces are limited. Please click here to book an individual free place.

The Summit is the final keynote event of Shine On, our Suicide Prevention campaign.

Please note: the BIMHN committee have decided to defer January’s BIMHN Monthly Members Meeting so that members can attend the summit. As a result, the scheduled meeting between 12:30 – 15:00 at St James Priory, Bristol City Centre, will not take place. 




December 21, 2019 at 12:07 pm | News | No comment

Suicide Prevention Innovation Fund – Second Round of Funding

December 6, 2019 at 5:29 pm

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 local area. Many of the initiatives funded were included in the Shine On event programme.

We are delighted to share that the fund has re-opened for a second round. For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

You can also read more about some of the funded activities and events that have already taken place on the Shine On website here.


December 6, 2019 at 5:29 pm | News, Opportunities | No comment