NSUN’s October 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.

Extractivism and Healing w/ Centric Lab
A podcast by from Centric Lab via Spotify

Book Review – Black Disability Politics
A review by Micha Frazer-Carroll via the NSUN website

The festival building a future free from oppression
An article by Micha Frazer-Carroll via huck.

Turning the tide
A blog by Fazilet Hadi via Disability Debrief.

NHS psych ward period provision criticised by patients
An article by Rachel Stonehouse via BBC Newsbeat.

There and not-there: some thoughts on dissociation zines
A blog by by Tamsin Walker via Madzines Research.

Dispelling myths and challenging neglect in ‘borderline personality disorder’ healthcare: a lived-experience perspective
An article by Wren Aves via the Journal of Psychosocial Studies.

Touching the Surface; sculptural forms that mirror the constraints of OCD
A blog by James Zatka-Haas via Disability Arts Online. 

Misogynoir in healthcare: Reviewing the 2023 Women’s Health Strategy
A blog by by Simran Kaur Takhi and edited by Danielle Perro and Victoria Abrahams, on behalf of the Black Women’s Reproductive Health Project, via the NSUN blog. 

Bereaved by state violence: grief, solidarity and justice
A podcast by Deaths by Welfare via Apple Podcasts.

An analysis of social justice grantmaking in the UK, 2021-2022
A report by Jon Cracknell and Eliza Baring via Funding Justice.