We are an independent membership organisation and the UK’s only mental health charity to center the survivor and lived experience voice.


NSUN is a user-led network of community groups and people who have experience of mental distress, ill-health, or trauma who want to change things for the better.

We bring individuals and groups together to communicate and support each other, and we amplify and advocate for the voice of lived experience to challenge policy and practice. We are an infrastructure organisation and a sector voice for user-led or lived-experience-led groups who work to support the mental health of those in their communities: whether that’s local or based on shared experience.

Our aims are:

• To create and strengthen links between individuals and groups
• To support and promote user-led groups and initiatives
• To influence and inform policy and decision-makers

Find out more about becoming a member of NSUN

Benefits of membership