A collaboration between statutory and voluntary sector organisations has facilitated the production of a peer led and produced Principles of Peer Support Charter. Read more
This year's event will focus on the Future of Peer (mutual) Support.
25 October Read more
A national forum to facilitate networking, information sharing and collaboration between racialised groups, and to sustain a collective political voice. Read more
Developed by people with lived experience as part of the National Involvement Partnership (NIP) project, the 4Pi National Standards ensure effective co-production, thus really improving experiences of services and support. 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.
'It is really something to come out of hospital, after taking an overdose, and feel worse than what drove one to take the overdose in the first place.'
...Make the policy of ‘getting the right support, at the right time, in the right place, from the right person’ a reality...
Download the 2017 Manifesto
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.
If you have an issue that you need help with or want to share, this is your opportunity to find out if it is experienced by others. We can help you communicate with other members, understand the relevant policies and facilitate links with decision makers.
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.
The UK government is hosting a Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London on the 9th and 10th of October, 2018. The Summit aims to “build momentum on global mental health issues such as early intervention, public health, research, tackling stigma, and promoting access to evidence-based services.”. Read the Open Letters to the Organisers, Partners and Delegates of the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, London Read more
People First, an organisation led by people with learning difficulties, is appealing for support against changes which the government is planning to make to the Mental Capacity Act via its Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill.
The situation is now urgent, because the Bill is already progressing within Parliament. Read more
NSUN recruiting Board positions: Chair, Treasurer and Trustees.
Are you are interested in being a Trustee with a unique charity? Are you someone who has had experience of mental distress and/or a personal or professional interest in mental health? Read more