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    User Group Name Contact Details

    Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN)

    The Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN) is an independent organisation for current and past users of mental health services across the city. BIHMN, established in 2014, aims to provide people who have experienced mental ill health with a platform to speak out and share their experiences and needs, which they will then feed back to local services and commissioners. They aim to instigate worthwhile change and allow people to access the care they deserve through challenging current practice. Please note that currently they can only be contacted via email.

    Bristol Survivors Network

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    Bristol Survivors Network is a group of people from the greater Bristol area who have lived experience of mental health difficulties. They meet to gather and share information about what is going on in mental health services and campaign for improvement. They hold informal social meetings as well as more formal business meetings once a month. For up-to-date info on mental health resources see www.bristolmind.org.uk

    • Bristol Survivors Network
    • 0797 243 7586
    • Bristol Survivors Network, c/o Bristol Mind, 35 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0EZ
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

    Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust provides integrated community health and mental health, specialist learning disability services, community brain injury, community dental services including community hospitals and prison healthcare. Their vision is to "provide care all of us would recommend to family and friends"

    • Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
    • 01202 277000
    • Sentinel House, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Nuffield Road, Poole, BH17 0RB
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    • Email

    Dorset Mental Health Forum

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    The Dorset Mental Health Forum is an independent charity established in 1992. They directly employ service users and people with mental health problems. They provide information and signposting for mental health service users and their carers, as well as for other interested parties such as members of the general public and the statutory services. Practical advice is offered through their dedicated Advocacy Service which also has a statutory responsiblity to provide Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) across Dorset.

    • Admin
    • 01305 257172
    • 29-29A Durngate Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1JP
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    Healthwatch Devon

    Healthwatch Devon is the local consumer champion in health and care in Devon. They have significant statutory powers to ensure the voice of service users and local people is strengthened and heard by those who commission, deliver and regulate health and care services. They also provide information and advice on the health services in the area and on finding the best care.

    • Healthwatch Devon
    • 0800 520 0640
    • First Floor, 3 & 4 Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8PW
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    Male Survivors Trust

    Male Survivors Trust (previously known as AMSOSA) provides support and training to male survivors of sexual abuse and to agencies around the UK. Based in Swindon, Male Survors Trust offers support online to all male survivors, wherever they are in the world, via email and their online forums for male survivors and their partners.

    • Steve Bevan
    • 08454 30 93 71
    • 161 Victoria Road, Swindon. SN1 3BU
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    • Email

    Recovery Devon

    Recovery Devon

    Recovery Devon is an independent community of people of good will who support Recovery and wellbeing; both as a personal vision and as an underpinning value base to promote radical change in mental health attitudes and provision. You can also email the group at recoverydevon@gmail.com.

    • Russ Drayton, Manager
    • 07824 161 192
    • N. Devon Link Mental Health Service Torridgeside Link Centre Higher Gunstone Bideford EX39 2DG
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    • Email

    SISH Bristol

    SISH (Self Injury Self Help), are a Bristol based community organisation, who for 15 years have been running self help support groups and wellbeing workshops, and courses to provide non-judgmental, accepting support for individuals who self-injure. It is open to anyone aged 18+.

    Speak Up Somerset

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    Speak Up Somerset is a non-profit organisation run by people directly affected by mental distress, to provide support, run training courses, promote recovery and campaign on mental health issues. Their “Art of Recovery” project can also be found online via Facebook and Twitter under Art of Recovery UK, which they use to promote their events and resources.

    Wiltshire and Swindon Users' Network

    The Wiltshire and Swindon User’s Network is a user-led organisation formed of health and social service users, with the aim to promote user involvement and support people to have a voice. They support members to campaign on issues that affect them and be involved in projects to influence their community.

    • WSUN
    • 01380 871800
    • The Independent Living Centre, St. George’s Road, Semington, BA14 6JQ
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Suicide Crisis

    Suicide Crisis Centre is open to people in Gloucestershire. The service provides face to face support. Trauma services support people over a wider geographical area. The charity’s founder is a survivor of suicidal crisis. She set up the charity because she couldn’t find the type of help she needed. She saw what was lacking in terms of services and support, especially for people who are suicidal because of a traumatic experience.

    • Joy Hibbins
    • 07975 974 455
    • 4 Admin Office Thompson Drive Chletenham GL53 0PN
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    AMSOSA (Adult Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse)

    AMSOSA are a regionally based, nationally recognised, and internationally renowned agency, providing specialised training to agencies around the UK, which first started in June 1991, making AMOSA the longest existing male survivor agency in the UK.

    • Steve Bevan
    • 08454 309 371
    • 165 - 66 Victoria Road Swindon Wiltshire SN1 3BU
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    Bournemouth People First

    Bournemouth People First is a charity run by and for people with learning disabilities

    • Emily Snelling
    • 01202 303 765
    • 22 Sea Road Boscombe Bournemouth Dorset BH5 1DD
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    Clarity (North Devon Mental Health Service Users Forum)

    Clarity are a Mental Health Charity providing services and support to people experiencing mental health and emotional issues.

    • Clarity
    • 01271 267 474
    • 104A Boutport Street Barnstaple Devon EX31 1SY
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Healthwatch Cornwall

    Healthwatch Cornwall are a small organisation with a big remit – to ensure health and social care services in Cornwall are the best they can be for you, now and in the future. By listening to your experiences of publicly funded health and social care services they are able to inform decisions made by the commissioners and providers of them. This means your voice is heard by those planning and delivering services and can influence positive outcomes.

    • Jodie Purcell
    • 0800 0381 281
    • 6 Walsingham Place Truro Cornwall TR1 2SP
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    In Other Words

    Supporting Children and Young People’s mental health, In Other Words offers a supported self-governing group with fun activities and ongoing development opportunities to help build confidence, self-esteem and belief in a non-judgemental, confidential, safe and non-clinical environment.

    • Elaine Clarke
    • 01752 300 700
    • 91-93 North Prospect Road Plymouth Devon PL2 2NA
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    Cornwall Mental Health

    CornwallMentalHealth.com was originally conceived by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust and project managed by Pentreath Ltd. Both staff and clients contributed widely to it's development as an interactive directory and webzine. After it's initial launch, the North Cornwall Integrated Care Pilot identified the need for a more comprehensive resource aimed at both service users and providers and extensive service mapping for the new CornwallMentalHealth.com was completed. No specific address or phone for this directory. Please use Cornwall Mental Health's website to locate the specific organisation you need to get in touch with.

    Healthwatch Wiltshire

    Healthwatch Wiltshire exists to speak up for local people on health and care. This requires the organisation to reach out across the county to listen to local people about their experiences of services – good and bad. With this information, Healthwatch Wiltshire aims to influence the people who buy and provide our health and care services. The organisation also has an important role in providing information and advice to local people.

    • Healthwatch Wiltshire
    • 01225 434 218
    • Unit 5 Hampton Park West Melksham Wiltshire SN12 6HL
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    SUNS Swindon

    Service User Network Swindon (SUNS) is a service user led charity in Swindon, which has been providing support to mental health service users since 1998.  SUNS aims to give service users a voice, helping them to speak out about their experience of mental health services, as well as offering a place to meet like minded people in a supportive and friendly environment. The charity is managed and staffed by service users and ex-service users.

    • Elaine Chapel
    • 01793 426 174
    • 163 Victoria Road Swindon Wiltshire SN1 3BU
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    Swindon Mind

    Swindon Mind provides advice, support and services to empower anyone experiencing a mental health  problem in Swindon. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

    • Ruiar Murray
    • 01793 432 031
    • Sanford House Sanford Street Swindon Wiltshire SN1 1NE
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    Talk Swindon

    Talk Swindon is an online forum, a venue, not a person or political entity. As such, it hopes to encourage input and discussion on any topic, from all walks of Swindon life

    The Bridge Collective

    The Bridge Collective offers opportunities for social contact and mutual support, learning, teaching, discussion, being active and making a valid contribution both to the Bridge Collective itself and to the wider world.

    • The Bridge Collective
    • 01392 433 358
    • Unit 4 King Street Business Centre 7-9 King Street Exeter Devon EX1 1BH
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    Wiltshire People First

    Wiltshire People 1st is a disabled people’s user led Self Advocacy (speaking up for yourself) organisation, with a Management Committee made up of people with learning difficulties.

    • Julie Cox
    • 01380 871 900
    • The Independent Living Centre St George's Road Semington Wiltshire BA14 6JQ
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Women's Independent Alcohol Support (WIAS)

    Women’s Independent Alcohol Support (WIAS) is a friendly, service-user controlled project set up to help women to deal with past and present alcohol issues.