Laura is involved in:
SCIE Co-production Network, North West Networking
Michelle is involved in:
Creative Development, Peer-led Peer Support
Mark has been involved in:
Mark Brown is the Development Director of Social Spider and supports, researches and writes about mental health, social innovation and social media from the perspective of someone who has experience of mental health difficulties. He specialises in projects that bring new perspectives and approaches to mental health and the intersection between social innovation and mental health. Mark originated and edited the national magazine for people with mental health difficulties, One in Four. Mark also delivers social media coverage for mental health events and conferences as part of Beyond the Room as a well-recognised tweeter and writer on mental health and social action. Mark has been supporting NSUN’s development and communications for over three years.
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Sarah was a former chair of NSUN and is involved in:
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Hannah is involved in:
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Anjie is involved with:
Tina is involved in:
David is involved in:
Alison specialises in peer-led research. She has worked on the following projects:
Dr Alison Faulkner is a survivor researcher and trainer in mental health with over 25 years’ experience of working in mental health research and consultancy. She has worked for most of the major mental health charities, including the Mental Health Foundation, the Centre for Mental Health, Mind, Rethink and Together for Mental Wellbeing. Alison has personal experience of using mental health services, including inpatient care, medication, psychotherapy and crisis services. Alison has supported NSUN’s work for over 10 years; this has included the development of the 4Pi National Involvement Standards, the London crisis care pathway research project, Women’s Mental Health focus groups and 4Pi training for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust and Rethink. Alison is currently leading NSUN’s peer support work. Alison also supports our networking and campaigning work and regularly presents at conferences and events on NSUN’s behalf.
Naomi has participated in the following projects:
Raza has participated in these projects:
Stephen is involved in:
Stephen Jeffreys is a survivor researcher, trainer and activist. He is the co-ordinator of the NSUN hosted Survivor Researcher Network (SRN) and Suresearch, Service Users in Research and Education. Suresearch is a network of people who have used and/or survived mental health services and their allies-mental health workers, academics, carers based at the University of Birmingham. Stephen co-ordinates the SRN working group and produces the quarterly SRN bulletin and has also facilitated focus groups with our member organisations.
Jo is involved in:
Jayasree has participated in the following projects:
Jayasree is also a member of the Survivor History Group (part of our sub-networks)
Dr Jayasree Kalathil is a survivor researcher, writer and translator, and runs the virtual collective Survivor Research. She is particularly interested in decolonising knowledge in the context of madness, and ensuring that the voices of racialised and post-colonial diasporic communities remain valid and validated in knowledge making. She was a manager of Catch-a-Fiya, the national BME user/survivor network hosted by the Afiya Trust, and led on taking this work forward through the Reigniting the Space project. Jayasree has supported NSUN since 2008 when the work that became known as ‘Dancing to our own tunes: Reassessing black and minority ethnic mental health service user involvement’ began. She has published widely both in academic and non-academic spaces. Her translation of Kerala writer N Prabhakaran’s novellas, Diary of a Malayali Madman, won the prestigious Crossword Books Jury Award for Indian Language Translation in 2020. Jayasree is currently mapping the history of user/survivor activism by people from African, African Caribbean and Asian communities in the UK.
Colin is involved in:
Helen is involved in:
Mish is involved in the following:
Cluny is involved in:
Dominic is involved in:
Dominic Makuvachuma is a Zimbabwean mental health survivor who has led BME projects both locally and nationally. He has had a longstanding relationship with NSUN since his days as project development manager of the Catch-A-Fiya Network. He has worked as the Service User Involvement Deputy Director at Together, the People Participation lead in City & Hackney, for the East London Mental Health Foundation Trust and he has also worked as national programme lead with the Afiya Trust and the Social Perspectives Network (SPN). Dominic was also the Peer Support Manager and Engagement Manager at Mind. He served as a NSUN Trustee for over six years and supported the Dancing to our own tunes and TOOTS project. Dominic has represented NSUN at events and conferences and now co-ordinates the Reigniting the Space project on NSUN’s behalf.
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Nash is involved in:
Nigel is involved in:
Emma is involved in:
Dr Emma Ormerod is a survivor researcher and co-ordinated NSUN’s research work for over five years. Emma led on NSUN’s early work on values-based commissioning and published ‘A Guide to Values-based Commissioning’, a partnership project between NSUN and Mind. Emma has led on the development of NSUN’s evaluation framework, our annual members’ survey and Members’ Manifesto. Emma is also the founder and artistic director of Underground Lights, a new independent community theatre charity that is run for and by adults experiencing social disadvantage, homelessness and/or mental health issues.
Debbie is involved in the following:
Debbie Roberts has a long and impressive history in service user involvement, leading and co-ordinating a mental health service user led consultation and involvement service, service user involvement in commissioning, regional service user involvement and advocacy. Debbie has provided graphic facilitation and recording for NSUN events and projects for almost 10 years and facilitated training programmes with Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Healthy London Partnerships. Debbie has also supported NSUN development through facilitated development days and programmes.
Kirk participates in the following work: