NSUN network for mental health is an independent, service-user-led charity that connects people with experience of mental health issues to give us a stronger voice in shaping policy and services.

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Together brought together and facilitates the Peer2Peer Group that comprises of a core working group of user led organisations that lead on peer support in their area and an extended network of statutory, community and academic experts.

NSUN sits on the steering group and has the role of facilitating group relations. This includes:

  • building on each other’s expertise & experience with peer support
  • developing and supporting innovative and effective peer support practice
  • sharing information, resources, advice and good practice
  • providing peer support to each other
  • building valuable strong partnerships with key stakeholders on national and local levels

You can read the latest Peer2Peer newsletter here.


Members of the group include; Catch-a-Fiya (National), Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (Berkshire), Borough Wide User Forum (Greater Manchester), CAPITAL (West Sussex), Catch-A-Fiya, Enfield Mental Health Service Users Group  (Enfield), Health is Wealth (South London), Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service, Reading Resource Centre, SHILPS (Merseyside/ Cheshire), Southwark Mind & Healing Waters (London), West Lancaster Peer Support Group (West Lancashire).

Together, the University of Nottingham and the National Survivor User Network joined forces to undertake a peer support research project that led to the production of the report below and supporting documents.

For more information, please contact: Elina Stamou, Peer Support Development Manager or visit the Together website.

Peer2Peer Documents

Title Date File size Download
Lived Experience Leading The Way Full Report October 2010 254487 Download
Lived Experience Leading The Way Executive Summary October 2010 2273533 Download
A Review Of The Literature On Peer Support In Mental Health Services October 2010 277905 Download
A Helping Hand: Consultations With Service Users About Peer Support October 2010 234869 Download