In 2008 Plymouth CAB wanted to find where they could signpost clients who were presenting with mental ill health and found a number of groups in the city but no clear pathway for their clients, or information to enable them to signpost effectively. This group of organisations facilitated a meeting of known providers to identify the services available. This first meeting decided to continue to meet and formed the Plymouth Mental Health Network.
Plymouth Mental Health Network is a unincorporated community association, helping people suffering from mental illness in and around Plymouth. It provides providers of mental health support in Plymouth with a local network to discuss, share ideas and information, work in partnership, uncover and fill gaps in service provision and influence policy and meaningful change. This ensures that everyone in Plymouth has equal opportunity to achieve positive mental health and well-being.