NSUN’s May 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.

To consider accessibility, we must also take the politics of Islamophobia outside of mental health settings more seriously
An interview with Dr Tarek Younis via the British Psychological Society.

Understanding the identity of lived experience researchers and providers: a conceptual framework and systematic narrative review
An article by Veenu Gupta, Catrin Eames, Laura Golding, Beth Greenhill, Robert Qi, Stephanie Allan, Alison Bryant and Peter Fisher via BMC.

Secret DWP reports link more deaths with systemic flaws
An article by John Pring via the Disability News Service.

Service users’ experiences of social and psychological avoidable harm in mental health social care in England: Findings of a scoping review
An article by Sarah Carr, Georgie Hudson, Noa Amson, Idura N Hisham, Tina Coldham, Dorothy Gould, Kathryn Hodges and Angela Sweeney via The British Journal of Social Work.

An interview with survivor and singer-songwriter, Rai Waddingham
An interview with Rai Waddingham via the NSUN blog.

A guide to online event safety and conduct management for user-led groups
A guide via the NSUN blog.

Study Under Fire for Harmful Language Targeting Transgender and Non-Binary Individuals
An article by José G. Luiggi-Hernández via Mad in America.

Environmental Data for Health Justice
A report by Urban Health Council via Centric Lab.

Dr Hazel Marzetti on The Death Studies Podcast
A podcast episode by The Death Studies Podcast via Spotify.

Whose camera is it anyway? The use of body-worn cameras in acute mental health wards
An article by Alison Faulkner via The Mental Elf.

‘Being with’ not ‘doing to’: violence, harm, and police involvement in mental health services
An article by NSUN via the NSUN blog.

Psychiatric Incarceration Isn’t Treatment — It’s Violence, Survivors Say
An article by By Leah Harris, Liat Ben-Moshe and Vesper Moore, via truthout.

Paternalism and psychiatry
An article by Cathy Wield via Mad in the UK.

An interview with Survivors’ Poetry Events Coordinator, Debbie McNamara
An interview with Debbie McNamara via the NSUN blog.

Community organising podcast: Interview with Martha Mackenzie, Executive Director of Civic Power Fund
A podcast episode by The Charity Impact Podcast via Keda Consulting.

Outsourcing morality: the dangers of private detention in mental health and beyond
An article by Kieran Lewis via the NSUN website.

Disabled activists end campaign after unveiling NHS England’s SIM scheme confession
An article by John Pring via Disability News Service.

Playing the Game: Reflections on (Intentional) Institutional Capture and Working for Mental Health Justice
An article by Courtney Buckler via The British Journal of Social Work.

It was clapping for the NHS that made me realise I had trauma
An article via Recovery in the Bin.

The Conspiracy is Not Real
A poem by Reality Check via Disability Arts Online.

Document shows NHS England apologised for backing harmful SIM scheme
An article by John Pring via Disability News Service.

The NHS as a site of structural violence
An interview by Kavian Kulasabanathan with Annabel Sowemimo via Shado mag.

Voice and Influence of People with Lived Experience
A special issue title via the British Journal of Social Work.

Crisis creativity – is it essential for success?
An article by Steph Clark via Disability Arts Online.

Realizing Human Rights and Social Justice in Mental Health
A webinar series via TCI Global.

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