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.
We are currently consulting with women who have experience of the mental health and/or criminal justice system, to find out what changes in service provision they would like to see.
More About Wish
Established 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.