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Mental health organisations and individuals that aspire to the values and principles of the Network can take part in its activities (see our Charter). It is a partnership network of organisations and individuals that relies on the active participation and contributions of its members. Individuals and Organisations (including Government and Non-Governmental Organisations) who are committed to describing and sharing their work through the activities of the Network are welcome to join.
The IMHCN acts as a conduit for its members by facilitating support, sharing of knowledge and experiences. It facilitates discussion and debate aimed at influencing the development of innovative and effective services and practice promoting whole life recovery within a whole life whole systems approach.

 

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Membership Categories

The International Mental Health Collaborating Network (IMHCN) has three categories of membership:

Organisational Members Mental health and community organisations,services, associations and groups across the world that support our vision and work can join IMHCN.

Individual Members Anyone who supports our vision and work can join IMHCN, people with mental issues, family members, mental health workers and interested citizens.

Honorary Life Members people or organisations who have made exceptional contributions to IMHCN’s work are given this award.

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Organisational Members

 All over the world we are facing challenges in responding to the distress and trauma experienced by many people within their communities. Many mental health agencies recognise this and are responding to these challenges. However, in many countries there is a need to find new ways of  improving peoples mental health and well being by addressing their whole life needs of people.

The IMHCN has been at the forefront of focussing on the whole person, their whole life needs through a whole-system approach. The more organisations and services that join us the more effective we can be in our mission in discovering new ways to:

  • facilitate whole life recovery and emancipation
  • develop practices based on equal trusting relationships, choice and shared responsibility
  • create an integrated and  community whole system that has wide participation and ownership in meeting the whole life needs of people

By joining the IMHCN you will become part of a dynamic network of organisations and services committed to making real and effective changes.  You will play a crucial role in supporting our vision, values, aims and objectives.

Together we will:

  • share successful practice
  • learn from each others knowledge and experiences
  • create new ways of meeting peoples needs
  • campaign for the rights of people

 You can join IMHCN as a full member and help us to:

  • advocate for and work toward the closure of psychiatric institutions through the process of deinstitutionalisation and the development of comprehensive community mental health services founded on a Whole Life, Whole System approach
  • develop Whole Life - Whole System Community Strategies and their implementation through a process of establishing partnerships with local communities that harness their strengths, resilience and resources
  • promote and provide opportunities for people with mental health issues and their families to establish their own recovery plans through shared responsibility, autonomy and a full recognition of their assets
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Membership Requirements

By joining the IMHCN Members will:
  • Agree to the Charter of Purpose and Action and to work towards their application within your organisation
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Whole Life – Whole Systems practice within your services and with other members
  • Share your own experiences of effective mental health practice and services and how you have achieved these with other members
  • Use your own areas of expertise to contribute to our international activities and work.
  • Promote the work of IMHCN
  • Seek new partners and members in your region and/or country
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 Membership Benefits

One year’s basic membership entitles the staff and services of organisation to the following opportunities:

  • Discounts on the costs of attending IMHCN Training Programmes, Symposiums and Conferences
  • Receive Quarterly Online Newsletter and other communications about our activities and events
  • Online Discussions and Seminars including access to our moderated LinkedIn Forum, Facebook Group and other platforms including our YouTube Channel
  • Access to member only sections of our website including our online Library and Resources section
  • Opportunities to celebrate your work on our website, via our newsletter and at our conferences, symposiums and workshops
  • Opportunities to work on projects, programmes and research with other IMHCN partner organisations and practitioners
  • Opportunities to join study visits and exchange programmes across the world
  • Twinning Collaborations with IMHCN Partner Organisation Members
  • Jointly publishing the findings of our work together
  • Developing joint projects proposals through national and international funding sources
  • The right to use the IMHCN logo on your materials
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Becoming a Member

Your membership contribution helps to cover the cost of our programmes, allows us to develop our work across the world and to campaign for change.

Whilst we need to meet our costs we have not set a standard fee. This is because we welcome the participation of organisations from all over the world. Organisations work in many different circumstances and we do not want to exclude anyone because of the costs of membership.

To discuss your organisations membership and the various fee options contact the Treasurer, John Stacey at  johns@mhcn.org

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Individual Members

By joining as a member you will play a crucial role in supporting our vision, values, aims and objectives.

You can join IMHCN as a full member and help us to:

campaign for the closure of psychiatric institutions through the process of deinstitutionalisation and the development of comprehensive community mental health services founded on a Whole Life, Whole System approach.

develop Whole Life - Whole System Community Strategies and their implementation through a process of establishing partnerships with local communities that harnesses their strengths, resilience and resources

promote and provide opportunities for people with mental health issues and their families to establish their own recovery plans through self determination, autonomy and a full recognition of their assets.

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Membership Commitments

By joining the IMHCN Members will:

  • Agree to the Charter of Purpose and Action
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Whole Life – Whole Systems practice and services
  • Share your own experiences of mental health practice with other members
  • Use your own areas of expertise to contribute to our international activities and work.
  • Promote the work of IMHCN
  • Seek new partners and members in your region and/or country
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Membership Benefits

One year’s basic membership entitles members to the following:

  • Discounts on the costs of attending IMHCN Training Programmes, Symposiums and Conferences
  • Receive Quarterly Online Newsletter and other communications about our activities and events
  • Online Discussions and Seminars including access to our moderated LinkedIn Forum, Facebook Group and other platforms including our YouTube Channel
  • Access to member only sections of our website including our online Library and Resources section
  • Opportunities to celebrate your work on our website, via our newsletter and at our conferences, symposiums and workshops
  • Opportunities to work on projects, programmes and research with other IMHCN partner organisations and practitioners
  • Opportunities to join study visits and exchange programmes across the world
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Becoming a Member

Your membership contribution helps to cover the cost of our programmes, allows us to develop our work across the world and to campaign for change.

One-year membership costs £15.

One-year membership if you are unwaged or a full-time student costs £5.

To join as member go to our online subscription payment system here.

If you want to pay by other means contact the Treasurer, John Stacey at johns@imhcn.org

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For further information, contact our secretary:

Paul Baker, International Mental Health Collaborating Network
Mobile: +44 (0)7932 639 757
Tel: +44 (0)1614085575
Skype: paulbaker1000
Email: info@imhcn.org

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