Our members are individuals with lived experience of mental ill-health, distress, and/or trauma as well as user-led grassroots community groups. You can also join the network as a supporter or ally.
Our member groups may not call themselves “mental health groups” but often work at the community level and offer support – emotional, cultural, material, practical, financial, and much more – that seeks to alter or alleviate social conditions that drive distress or mental ill-health. To find out more about our members, you can visit the members blog, watch recent videos of some of our members talking about their work in the context of COVID-19, or read profiles of the peer support and mutual aid groups we recently funded.
If you are an individual looking for a user-led group near you, or if you are a part of a user-led group looking for other similar organisations in your area or nationally, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To understand more about user-led groups and their place in the mental health world, read our piece on the crisis of user-led groups from World Mental Health Day 2019 or our 2020 report “What Do User-Led Groups Need“.
- Weekly bulletin with involvement and influencing opportunities, membership events, policy updates, recruitment and more
- Support and promotion of new user-led initiatives
- Access to events, consultancy, and practical resources
- Feed into collective responses to policy developments
- A platform to raise issues and organise collective action
Featured member blogs
Psychiatric Hospital Left Me Suicidal and Homeless – We Need a Human Rights-Based Approach to Mental Health Care
People are dying because of a lack of support and access to care… listen to survivors about what works for us. Work with us to create safe places where we can heal and try to move on with our lives…. more