NSUN’s June 2024 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.

Tories want to paint disabled people as ‘benefit cheats’. Is Labour really any better?
Article by Mikey Erhardt via Big Issue. 

The Future of Neurodiversity
An article by Robert Chapman via Boston review.

Detention, Deportation and Mental Health
A blog by Zita Holbourne via Synergi Project.

The challenges faced by those in lived experience roles
A blog by Veenu Gupta via NSUN.

NSUN’s May 2024 articles & blogs roundup
A blog by and via NSUN.

Addressing The Impact Of Structural Racism On Resourcing Racial Justice Groups
A blog by Debbie Solomon via Synergi Project. 

BPD and finding hope from autism self-discovery
An anonymous blog via the NSUN website.

Don’t Panic, Organise
A blog by Rick Burgess by Asylum Magazine.

Activists to discuss working together over ‘insidious’ violence faced by disabled people and migrants
A blog by John Pring via Disability News Service. 

Back To Basics: Abuse ≠ Healthcare
A blog by Not Alone Collective via Asylum Magazine. 

Conservative manifesto is empty of new policies aimed at improving lives of disabled voters
A blog by John Pring via Disability News Service. 

The activists fighting the mental health crisis
An article by Micha Frazer-Carroll via Huck Magazine.

General election 2024: a call for humanity
A statement by and via Equally Ours.

What it’s really like to access gender affirming healthcare as a young trans woman
An article by Johanna Kirkpatrick via Huck Magazine.