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'7 Days to save our NHS' campaign launches

1 May 2015

On April 30, a week ahead of the general election, campaigners, union members, and health service staff staged a protest to launch a campaign calling for an end to NHS cuts and privatisation.

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Experts wanted for North West London Mad Republic

24 April 2015

Are you a resident of one of the following North West London boroughs: Brent, Ealing, Hillingdon, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Harrow and Hounslow?

We are currently recruiting 4 experts by experience per borough to establish an alliance of 32 mental health advisors (temporarily named MAD Republic), to advise and influence the North West London Mental Health and Wellbeing Transformation Board of Commissioners.

This is a tight deadline as closing date for applications is 6 May! Read all about Mad Republic, the role you could play in it and download the application pack from this page!

NSUN members' manifesto launched

30 March 2015

With the general election approaching on the 7th May, NSUN has produced a Members' Manifesto setting out what the next government should do based on what our members have told us.

Our manifesto draws on feedback from our AGM (January 2015,) the top ten list of issues identified by members in our annual survey (2013 and 2014,)  and responses from members to a direct request asking what should be in NSUN’s manifesto.

Read the full Manifesto here.

4Pi National Involvement Standards

31 March 2015




The 4Pi National Involvement Standards (developed and produced by people with lived experience) were formally launched at the NSUN AGM 29 January. Here is the full set of main reports and the companion documents.


Support 4Pi
The National Involvement Partnership (NIP) are inviting organisations to support the standards and help to ensure effective involvement that leads to real improvement in our experiences of services and support.

If your organisation wants to find out how you can support the standards then please visit the website to find out more and download the Statement of Intent.

NSUN member looking for musicians and like-minded enthusiasts

2 April 2015

NSUN member Tim Aigoro is looking for string musicians and a singer for fundraising concerts. Tim is also looking for people to work together on a proposal for a music therapy programme.

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New Mental Health Taskforce announced

27 March 2015

NHS England have announced a new Mental Health Taskforce, which NSUN will be part of. The Taskforce will explore the variation in the availability of mental health services across England, look at the outcomes for people who are using services, identify key priorities for improvement, and develop a five-year national strategy for mental health, covering all ages, to be published in the autumn.

Two listening events are being held in April.

Read more here.

Government announces radical changes for children and young people's mental health care

17 March 2015

Following an in-depth look at mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the Government has set out a blueprint for improving care over the next 5 years.

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An introduction to peer-supported Open Dialogue

13 March 2015

Last Wednesday, 11 March, NSUN attended the first national conference on peer supported Open Dialogue.

Originally developed in Finland by a group of innovative family therapists, 'Open Dialogue' is now more and more often considered as a possible alternative to the traditional mental health system.

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Mental health events


There are many mental health events listed on our website, from conferences to regular walks and other opportunities to get together, organised in sevaral regions by either national organisations or local groups.

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