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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GM Peer Support Innovation Grant - 10 successful organisations announced

GM Peer Support Innovation Grant - 10 successful organisations announced


Greater Manchester IMHN has announced the 10 successful organisations to receive the 'GM Peer Support Innovation Grant', who have been chosen to receive up to £250 each to help grow their peer support groups. Below, we go through each of…
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…

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Putting yourself in other people's shoes: 'Hidden' podcast by Made By Mortals

Putting yourself in other people's shoes: 'Hidden' podcast by Made By Mortals


Andy Smith, musician and director of Made by Mortals, shares his journey in creating a powerful podcast series in collaboration with a theatre group of people who have experience of mental health illness.   Made by Mortals was launched in…
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…


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