The Design In Mental Health Network (DIMHN) aims to bring together people
involved in mental health environments to collaborate and so improve outcomes.
DIMHN believe 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
faced by those involved in making such environments healing, optimistic and effective
places to be.
In keeping with their aim of facilitating inclusive and productive networking,
DIMHN try to make sure that all their events maintain a friendly, supportive atmosphere.
People are encouraged to speak honestly and openly while having respect for the
different views other people might have. By talking about ideas and experiences
shared understandings can be developed, and effective team-working is promoted.
Networking is about learning from each other.
DIMHN is a not-for-profit social enterprise company
with charitable aims. It is available 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 intended for you.
To learn more about DIMHN, including details of their
membership scheme, please visit their site at www.dimhn.org
The Network is DIMHN's official journal. It is published 4 times a year by Step Communications on behalf of DIMHN.
You can access digital versions of previous issues from the Archive. If you would like to be considered for regular physical
copies of the magazine, please register on this site.