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

Our manifesto

...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

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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.

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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 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.

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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

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