The Design In Mental Health Network (DiMHN) brings together people involved in mental health environments to collaborate and so improve outcomes. We are confident that when people who use and experience mental healthcare settings come together with those who procure, design and construct them, rewarding opportunities open up to think through the issues and challenges we face in making those environments healing, optimistic and effective places to be.
In keeping with our aim of facilitating inclusive and productive networking, we make sure that all our events maintain a friendly, supportive atmosphere. We encourage people to speak honestly and openly while having respect for the different views other people might have. By talking about our ideas and experiences we can develop shared understandings and generate effective team-working. Networking is about learning from each other.
DiMHN is a not-for-profit social enterprise company with charitable aims. It is here for anyone with an interest in the design of mental health units and settings: architects, artists, designers, estates and facilities staff, medical staff, service users, clients, nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, contractors … whatever your interest, if your role is to advise on or get involved in designing or refurbishing mental health settings or if you work or receive care in them then this network is for you.
We now have a new membership scheme, offering many benefits. For details on how to join the network please see our Join page.
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