We are a network of people and groups living in England who have and do experience mental distress and want to change things for the better. By connecting our members, and amplifying their experiences and aspirations, we influence policy, practice and perception, in order to reduce disadvantage and discrimination and stop people being ignored and isolated.

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3-minute films: How our members adapted

3 minute films: A series of videos showcasing how members used our COVID-19 funding to adapt their activities and talking through thoughts of the future for user-led groups.

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Author: Amy Wells

NSUN Members' Event and AGM 2020

We are delighted to invite you to our Members' Event and AGM 2020 on the 24th and 25th of November with keynote speakers, discussion sessions, and panels with guests including Rosie Tressler, Ursula Myrie, and Meg-John Barker.

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Author: Amy Wells

Our work

The Principles of Peer Support Charter

A collaboration between statutory and voluntary sector organisations has facilitated the production of a peer led and produced Principles of Peer Support Charter.

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Author: Sarah Yiannoullou

The Value of User Led Groups (2019 campaign)

NSUN’s main campaign in 2019 is the value of user-led groups - that is demonstrating the huge value of user-led groups in our society and fighting the cause for their survival.

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Author: Stephanie Taylor King

Projects

All of our work takes forward the intentions set out in our Members’ Manifesto. We aim to connect, communicate, inform and influence by facilitating ‘real’ involvement and co-production, collective action and mutual support.

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How you can help

Join as a member

We are a user-led network of over 5000 individual and group members. Join us to find out what's happening across England to improve the experiences of people who need services and support when in distress. We aim to connect, inform and influence.

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Donate now

The Covid-19 crisis has meant that NSUN is needed more than ever. Help us keep our members informed and connected, and their voices heard.

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Author: Sarah Yiannoullou

NSUN leaflet

Download a leaflet about NSUN that you can print and share within your group or community to grow our network.

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Author: Amy Wells

Jobs and involvement opportunities

We are recruiting a Policy Officer to expand our focus on rights-based mental health policy that considers the impact of poverty, precarity, housing and employment on mental health.

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Author: Stephanie Taylor King

Latest

  • NSUN Members' Event and AGM 2020

    We are delighted to invite you to our Members' Event and AGM 2020 on the 24th and 25th of November with keynote speakers, discussion sessions, and panels with guests including Rosie Tressler, Ursula Myrie, and Meg-John Barker. Read more

  • NSUN Annual Report 2019-2020

    Our 2019-2020 Annual Report is now available to read online. It covers our activities over the last year, including, briefly, the beginning of our response to COVID-19. This annual report also includes tributes to Jan Wallcraft (1949-2020), who was a pioneer in the survivor movement as a researcher and activist. Read more

  • NSUN Covid-19 Fund Update

    Update on the NSUN Covid-19 Fund: £120,000 awarded to 88 organisations, groups and collectives. Read more