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.

Find your group

NSUN Side By Side Fund

The NSUN Side by Side Fund is open for applications. The Fund will award grants of up to £500 to peer support, mutual aid or self-help groups in England and Wales to connect remotely, prepare to move their activities to face-to-face, or make their group more sustainable. Click here for more information

Published:

Author: Amy Wells

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.

Published:

Author: Amy Wells

Our work

4Pi National Involvement Standards

Developed by people with lived experience as part of the National Involvement Partnership (NIP) project, the 4Pi National Standards ensure effective co-production, thus improving experiences of services and support.

Published:

Author:

What Do User-Led Groups Need (2020)

The findings of research to understand what challenges user-led mental health organisations face, and to explore what might help user-led organisations delivering mental health support to meet their aims and sustain and develop their activities.

Published:

Author: Amy Wells

The Mental Health Act

Read NSUN's response to the Mental Health Act White Paper consultation and see what we worked on during the consultation period and beforehand

Published:

Author: Amy Wells

How you can help

Join as a member or supporter

We are a user-led network of over 5000 individual and group members or supporters. We aim to connect, inform, influence, and improve the experiences of people who need services and support when in distress.

Published:

Author:

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.

Published:

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.

Published:

Author: Amy Wells

Jobs and involvement opportunities

We currently have no vacancies. Check back for recruitment opportunities

Published:

Author: Stephanie Taylor King

Latest