Resources: Service User & Survivor forums

Bristol Hearing Voices Network

Hearing Voices bring together a number of people who share the experience of hearing voices, to help and support each other. This group aims to understand voice-hearing and intrusive thoughts through sharing information and experiences. The self-help group is for people with experience of hearing voices.

Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN)

The Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN) represents a diverse community of past, current and future users of Bristol’s mental health services, as well as those with lived experiences of mental health.

They 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 also acts against discrimination, and promotes a positive understanding of mental health through education.

Bristol Survivors Network

Bristol Survivors Network is a group of people with lived experience of mental health difficulties, campaigning to improve mental health services.   The groups also:

  • discuss mental health issues
  • hold social meetings
  • comment about documents and reports
  • send representatives to mental health meetings

Please note – they do not offer a counselling or crisis service.

Care Forum

The Care Forum support communication, consultation and networking with the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the Bristol area and across the South West region. They work to empower adults and young people to voice issues about local social and community care services, and provide information and advice about voluntary and statutory sector health and well-being services.