Greater Manchester Independent Mental Health Network

The Independent Mental Health Network is a growing network of people with lived experience of mental health that work together to improve mental health services and campaign against mental health stigma.

We have recently been appointed as the independent facilitator for the Greater Manchester Adult Mental Health Service User Network.



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We are recruiting for a Peer Support Engagement Coordinator to join the team

We are recruiting for a Peer Support Engagement Coordinator to join the team


Are you someone with a passion for improving mental health services and empowering those with lived experience of mental health? Do you support the principles of lived experience leadership and have a willingness to ensure this remains embedded in health…
Mental Health & Housing: Trauma informed training programme pilot

Mental Health & Housing: Trauma informed training programme pilot


Currently, our Mental Health and Housing Experts by Experience group are involved in the design and delivery of a trauma informed training pilot being rolled out to six housing providers across Greater Manchester. What is ‘Trauma informed practice’? “A model…
Information session: Stockport Council's Mental Health and Vulnerable Adults Framework tender

Information session: Stockport Council's Mental Health and Vulnerable Adults Framework tender


Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council will be holding an information session about the area's Mental Health and Vulnerable Adults Framework tender process. Two information sessions will be taking place. The dates are: Thursday 15 July 11am - 12pm Thursday 29 July…

Guest Blogs

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How it feels to start working with IMHN

How it feels to start working with IMHN


Niamh Carroll  (Engagement Coordinator) and Anthony O’Connor (Expert by Experience) share their experiences about the development of the IAPT (Improving Access to Phycological Therapies) Expert by Experience group from the first meeting to now. Within this blog, they take it…
'Include Me In' by Anthony O'Connor

'Include Me In' by Anthony O'Connor


When I was first approached to write a blog, I was unsure and didn’t think I had anything to say that might interest anyone. So, I went on the IMHN webpage and had a look around and remembered that one…


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