Design In Mental Health Network

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

The Network

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.

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