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.



Latest News

Launching Stockport Mental Health Forum

Launching Stockport Mental Health Forum


IMHN are setting up a forum that is open to anyone with lived experience of mental health in Stockport, to discuss the key issues that surround mental health. This is the chance for you to have your say on how…
For World Mental Health Day 2020, take part in Greater Manchester’s Big Mental Wellbeing Conversation!

For World Mental Health Day 2020, take part in Greater Manchester’s Big Mental Wellbeing Conversation!


For World Mental Health Day 2020, take part in Greater Manchester’s Big Mental Wellbeing Conversation! We want to hear the views of everyone living or working across the Greater Manchester area views shared will help shape future plans to support…
Our Lived Experience Forum have had their first meeting

Our Lived Experience Forum have had their first meeting


The Greater Manchester Independent Mental Health Network hosted their first Lived Experience Forum last week, gathering people with lived experience of mental health together to discuss the important issues from across the 10 Greater Manchester boroughs. The forum is going…

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'Lockdown Baby' by Abigail Turley

'Lockdown Baby' by Abigail Turley


Abigail Turley reached out to the IMHN, to share her story of becoming a mother during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is her account, entitled 'Lockdown Baby': My blood boiled as I listened to my neighbour having yet another family gathering…
Connection Fest - A Light In The Winter

Connection Fest - A Light In The Winter


One of our Lived Experience Leadership Forum members, Ali Davenport, has created a special festival for the month of December. It’s called Connection Fest and everyone is welcome to join in. Here’s what Ali has to say: Connection Fest grew…


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