Wish, a user-led charity for women experiencing mental health difficulties in prisons, hospitals, and the community, talk through the move to online and their hopes for the future. Read more
We hear from five young mental health activists from Hearts and Minds about their experiences on the Intentional Peer Support Training programme. Read more
A project to help NSUN help understand more about this thing that some people call ‘lived experience leadership’ in England & Wales. Read more
Tyler, the founder of Traveller Pride, talks about how the NSUN fund has allowed them to set up a phoneline and make therapy more accessible for their members during the pandemic. Read more
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.
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.
...Make the policy of ‘getting the right support, at the right time, in the right place, from the right person’ a reality...
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Our campaigns are based on the points prioritised in our Members' Manifesto. All of our work aims to take action to improve things for people who experience distress, discrimination and disadvantage.
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.
Our research is led by people with experience of distress, discrimination and disadvantage - we’re not just involved! We want to ensure that our messages are seen as credible and valid and result in recommendations that make a difference.
We are a ‘user led’ network of over 4500 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.
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.
If you want your voice heard or would like to support our work then there are many ways to get involved with the network. Whether it’s supporting a campaign or a project your valuable experience will help strengthen the network.
Our members have a lot to say so why don’t you connect and find out what the most current issues and concerns are and join the debate. Your individual voice is critical in creating a direct, independent and collective national voice.
Update on the NSUN Covid-19 Fund: £120,000 awarded to 88 organisations, groups and collectives. Read more
#NSUNCovidLife was a collection of blogs and videos by our members, for our members. Read more