What is the WMHN?

The Women’s Mental Health Network (WMHN) is the latest project from Wish, a women’s mental health charity.

A partnership of voluntary organisations working across sectors, the WMHN aims to provide a user-led, campaigning platform to give women with mental health needs a voice, and drive forward change.

The network’s focus is to improve women’s experience of using statutory services in a range of settings, such as hospitals, prisons, drugs and alcohol, housing, social services, by influencing them to become more gender-specific.

More About Wish

12278668_975847289138335_7253855156109913641_nEstablished in 1987, Wish is the only national, user-led charity working with women with mental health needs in prison, hospital and the community.

It provides independent advocacy, emotional support and practical guidance at all stages of a woman’s journey through the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems.

Wish acts to increase women’s participation in the services they receive, and campaigns to get their voice heard at a policy level. It is unique in its long-term commitment to each individual, as they move through hospitals, prison and the community. You can find out more about Wish on our main website.