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NSUN to curate video collection donated by inspiring mental health project

2 March 2015

NSUN has taken on a video collection left in our care by the inspiring Recovery In-Sight project, which sadly closed due to persisting austerity.

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Writer plans two exciting innovative projects

2 March 2015

Muge Ahmet (pictured) is a writer and a trainee cognitive behavioural psychotherapist. She has been working with people with experience of mental ill health for over 5 years. She is currently planning two exciting and inovative creative projects.

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NSUN member takes part in meeting held ahead of national welfare conference

2 march 2015

NSUN member Liam Kirk participated in a meeting held ahead of the national welfare conference 'unions at the heart of the welfare state', which took place on 25 February.

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Promoting involvement in the pan disability sector

20 february 2015

Last week, the National Involvement Partnership (NIP) delivered workshops at a conference on promoting involvement in the pan disability sector.

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Help add mental health to workplace first aid

19 February 2015

NSUN member Roy has launched a petition which asks for the inclusion of mental health within first aid requirements in all workplaces.

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Rarely seen mental health artist work on display

20 February 2015

We rarely have the opportunity to see paintings by Mary Barnes (pictured), but some are on show in London's East End until Sunday 29 March. Dina Ibrahim and Andrew Roberts went to see them

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NSUN members and staff introduced to a Human Rights approach in mental health

13 February 2015

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) have started to deliver a series of training and awareness raising sessions to NSUN members and staff, so as to enable them to apply a human rights approach to mental health.

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Ground breaking report launched on deaths in mental health detention

16 January 2015

On Wednesday 11 February a ground breaking evidence based report was launched in Parliament.
The report is based on INQUEST’s work with families of those who have died in mental health settings.

INQUEST provides specialist advice and a complex casework service to people bereaved by a death in custody/state detention.

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1000 Women survey

16 January 2015

This survey is looking at experiences related to health and wellbeing of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women.
Organisers Afiya Trust and NAZ are particularly keen in hearing from women living with HIV, lesbian, bisexual, trans women and women who have been affected by mental health.

Taking part is voluntary and takes only 15 minutes. Take the survey here.

Call for experiences on psychiatric inpatient wards

27 January 2015

We are supporting members to organise and lead their own campaigns.

This campaign is being lead by Hannah MacDonald, who wants to explore the experiences people have had as inpatients on mixed sex wards. Eliminating mixed sex accommodation (EMSA) as been a policy intention since the 1990s but very little research has been carried out in the past 30 years. 

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National Involvement Standards launched

1 February 2015

The 4Pi National Involvement Standards (developed and produced by people with lived experience) were formally launched at the NSUN AGM 29 January.

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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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