NSUN’s April 2023 articles & blogs roundup

Here are all the articles, blogs, vlogs, and podcasts (and more) that we’ve shared in our weekly bulletins this month. The main focus of this section in our bulletin is to share new, first person pieces written or made by people within and beyond our membership who have lived experience of mental ill-health, trauma, or distress, as well as relevant articles about news and policy in mental health from sources such as Disability News Service.

We’ll be posting this roundup at the end of each month as a way to further bring together, amplify and also archive current, lived experience-focussed voices and perspectives in mental health.

Creating Time for LGBT+ Disabled Youth: Co-production Outside Chrononormativity
An article by Harvey Humphrey and Edmund Coleman-Fountain via SAGE journals.

Disability discrimination in Met police is ‘baked into the system’, says report
An article by John Pring via the Disability News Service.

Income inequality and poor mental health: should we be focusing more on young people’s own perceptions?
An article by Kadra Abdinasir via The Mental Elf.

Unionisation options for lived experience workers
An article by Mick McKeown via the NSUN blog.

A conversation about Punjabi mental health with Taraki founder Shuranjeet Singh
An interview by Harjot Sidhu via London Writing Guy.

Can stigma help to eradicate poverty?
An article by Dr China Mills via the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The fabric of protest in disabled people’s activism
An article by Gill Crawshaw via the People’s History Museum.

Funding Grassroots Organising
An article by Martha Mackenzie via Medium.

“Nobody Comes To Work To Harm People”
An article by Wren Aves via Psychiatry is Driving Me Mad.

My personality is not disordered, and neither is my gender. Response to: Evaluation of personality disorders in patients with Gender Identity Disorder (GID)
An article by Hattie Porter, Jay Watts and Jee Smith via PsyArXiv Preprints.

Illegal Migration Bill: What Does it Mean and What Happens Now?
An article by Kieran Lewis via the NSUN blog.

Is it time Lived Experience Professionals set up their own union?
An article by Tamar Jeynes via the NSUN blog.

An interview with emerging outsider artist, Mud
An interview with Mud via the NSUN blog.

Co-producing rapid research: Strengths and challenges from a lived experience perspective
An article by Karen Machin, Prisha Shah, Vicky Nicholls, Tamar Jeynes, Kylee Trevillion and Norha Vera San Juan via frontiers.

Sean Burn’s latest offering is a testimony to the power of compassion
A review by Zuleika Lebow via Disability Arts Online.

Treated as a person, rather than a diagnosis: the importance of personalised care and strategic co-production
An article by Richard Falvey via National Voices.

Justice Won’t Be Found In The Coroner’s Court
An article by Wren Aves via Psychiatry Is Driving Me Mad.

It’s not my sense of self that’s unstable, it’s the world’s sense of me: the harms of the construct of ‘personality disorders’ towards transgender communities
An article by Hattie Porter via PsyArXic Preprints.

Inequality and suicide
A report via Samaritans and the Suicide Prevention Consortium.

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