NSUN’s November 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.

Joint statement: rethinking responses to mental health crises following police withdrawal
A joint statement by thirty organisations, originally published on Liberty’s website. 

NSUN’s October 2023 articles & blogs roundup
A blog by NSUN via the NSUN website.

‘Swimming Against the Tide: Navigating your way through dominant cultures’
A blog by Jessica Pons via Synergi.

NSUN response: omission of Mental Health Act reforms from the King’s Speech
A policy response via the NSUN website. 

Colouring the Mind: Racism and Mental Health – The Concept
A podcast via The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

All Zines are Mental Health Zines
An interview with Hamja Ahsan via Madzine research.

King’s speech ‘shows a government failing to prioritise disabled people’
A blog by John Pring via Disability News Service. 

We should be sceptical of trauma-informed care
A blog by Chloe Apter via the NSUN blog. 

Known harm caused by benefits system ‘just the tip of the iceberg’, MPs hear
A blog by John Pring via Disability News Service. 

Unlawful Killing: Policing Part 1
A podcast episode by Inquest via Inquest.

The Tories are back to monstering people on benefits – and it has nothing to do with saving money
An article by Frances Ryan via the Guardian. 

How the DWP fought to withhold evidence its policies kill disabled people
An article by China Mills via openDemocracy.