Welcome

Welcome to the Design in Mental Health Network’s website. The word ‘network’ is important – our organisation was founded by a small group of concerned individuals back in 2006 and continues to grow. The DiMHN is a not-for-profit, social enterprise company with charitable aims and is open to anyone with an interest in the design of mental health facilities. We do mean anyone – from architects to nursing staff, from building contractors to service users. If you’re interested, and everyone should be, you’re welcome.

We’re driven by one critical fact: design matters. It isn’t a nice to have, or an optional extra, but is vital to the well-being of everyone who works in, or uses the services of the mental health sector. Step by step, conversation by conversation, action by action, we are making a difference. We are learning from everyone and improving safety and patient outcomes. If you can contribute, please do. Our network will be stronger for your input.

“The greatest cruelty is our casual blindness to the despair of others.”
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