Our members are individuals and user-led groups with lived experience of mental ill-health, distress, and/or trauma. You can also join the network as a supporter.

Our individual members with lived experience may be people who use or have used services, or they may be people who are not engaged with services, either through choice or exclusion. They may be activists, researchers, lived experience professionals, community organisers, or people with an interest in the lived experience landscape in mental health.

Our member groups may not call themselves “mental health groups” but often work at the grassroots and community level and offer support – emotional, cultural, material, practical, financial, and much more – that seeks to meet community-specific needs and alter or alleviate social conditions that drive mental ill-health, distress, and trauma.

Find out more about our members here, and sign up as an NSUN member here to join the network of over 6,000 people and groups.

Membership benefits

  • Weekly e-bulletin with articles and blogs, news, events, involvement opportunities, jobs, and funding
  • Support for new and existing user-led initiatives, access to NSUN events, funding and resources
  • Feed into collective responses to policy developments
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