Janey from Talking Sense, a Hearing Voices Group, tells us about their group and how moving online using funding from NSUN enabled them to expand their reach. Read more
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
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...
Download the 2019 Manifesto
A collaboration between statutory and voluntary sector organisations has facilitated the production of a peer led and produced Principles of Peer Support Charter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Download a leaflet about NSUN that you can print and share within your group or community to grow our network.
Vacancies with the National Survivor User Network
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
Update on the NSUN Covid-19 Fund: £120,000 awarded to 88 organisations, groups and collectives. Read more