20 October 2016
BMH holds birthday celebration
Bristol Mental Health celebrated its second birthday with over
70 people at a special event at Bristol Zoo. The 'Bristol Mental
Health: piecing together the puzzle' conference was held this month
to increase understanding of how BMH and other mental health and
wellbeing organisations across the city work and fit together.
On 19 October frontline staff from BMH and people employed in
other mental health and wellbeing organisations flocked to the Zoo
to take part in a variety of activities, organised by BMH's System
Leadership Team (SLT). During the day-long event attendees were
given an overview of what SLT do and finished a 'completing the
person exercise', where everyone had a case study to look at and
recommended services to support the person in their case study with
their mental health and wellbeing.
Other highlights included an 'animal building' team exercise,
which saw groups go head to head to make the most impressive animal
from craft materials, a magic show from Magician Tim Stracey, who
also shared his own mental health story, and the premiere of the
new BMH video.
"The content of the day was excellent. It was engaging, fun and
informative," one attendee says, adding "I took away a very
positive experience and learned a lot about services out there that
support positive change and improving outcomes for service
The BMH SLT captured lots of feedback from the event which they
will use to inform them about how to improve the system as it goes
into its third year.