NSUN Annual Report 2019-2020

Our 2019-2020 Annual Report has now been published and you can read it here

It includes a statement from CEO Akiko Hart, a farewell from our previous Managing Director Sarah Yiannoullou, our Chair’s Report, a section on our history by co-founder of NSUN, Anne Beales, and outlines of the work we’ve done in the past year: research, capacity-building, and involvement and influencing.

It also covers the beginning of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our aims for 2020/21.

This annual report also includes tributes to Jan Wallcraft (1949-2020), who was a pioneer in the survivor movement as a researcher and activist.

“I have been struck by how the NSUN membership is defined by doing: whether that’s campaigning, activism, mutual aid, coffee mornings, peer support. NSUN is people living with mental ill health, distress or trauma, creating community and doing things. NSUN exists to support people doing the work – through amplifying their voices and campaigns, connecting or networking them, providing direct support such as micro-grants, and offering indirect support, which might be resources or mentoring. We need to make the case for community-led and user-led work to be understood, valued, supported and funded.”

Akiko Hart