Thursday 16th November 2023, 4.00-5.30pm
The NSUN network meetings are for members who want to connect with others shifting power in mental health. Maybe you’re part of a user-led group supporting your community, maybe you campaign for change, or maybe you want to get more involved in the network.
The space will be relaxed – there’s no requirement to stay for the whole time, you can keep your camera on or off, and there’ll be lots of different opportunities to talk, listen and connect with other members.
Spaces for this meeting are limited so please check your availability before registering, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can no longer attend.
You will need to be an NSUN member to get your joining link – please sign up here if you are not already a member.
What to expect from the meeting
Join Survivors’ Poetry for a live performance of poetry and music from Survivors of mental distress and/or trauma in all its forms.
Survivor’s Poetry was founded in 1991 by a group of survivor poets who were active on the fringe poetry scene and in the mental health Survivor campaigning movement in London and saw that a space specifically by and for Survivors of mental distress to share creativity was needed. Since then, Survivor’s poetry has become a registered charity and currently holds monthly live online performances, open to anyone with lived experience of mental distress.
For more information about Survivor’s Poetry, read our interview with Debbie McNamara, their Events Coordinator. You can follow Survivor’s Poetry on their Facebook page, Survivor’s Poetry Gigs, and email email@example.com to be added to the mailing list with information on their monthly events and/or to receive the quarterly online Survivor’s Poetry journal, ‘Poetry Express Newsletter’.
NSUN’s Conduct Agreement
We want virtual NSUN spaces to be safe, welcoming, and inclusive. Harassment, hate speech, and inappropriate behaviour of any kind, verbal or in the chat/Q&A, will not be tolerated.
We reserve the right to immediately remove any attendee we consider to be in breach of this conduct agreement. This includes anyone making racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory, offensive, or hateful remarks.
Removed participants will not be able to re-join the session, or, if applicable, join any of the rest of the sessions in a day or series of events. In order to avoid the derailing of sessions we will not enter into conversations around why conduct was deemed inappropriate in the sessions themselves.
Please note that to avoid disruption or distraction, we will be unable to admit latecomers (anyone who arrives ten minutes after the event’s start time).
This event will not be recorded or shared in any way. Please do not record or share the names or contributions (verbal or in the chat/Q&A) of any other event attendees on any platform.
If you need help with costs to be able to access this event, we may be able to make a contribution – please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoom closed captions will be available to turn on during the meeting.
We will be asking that attendees keep themselves on mute while others are talking to avoid audio distractions.
Please let us know of any access requirements in your sign up form and we will try to accommodate them as best as we can.
This meeting is free to attend. It is for NSUN members (individuals with lived experience of mental ill-health, distress, and/or trauma, as well as grassroots, user-led mental health groups.) If you are not already a member, sign up for free here.
NSUN is a charity and membership organisation of people and grassroots groups with lived experience of mental ill-health, trauma and distress, working towards the redistribution of power and resource in mental health. You can find out more about us here.