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 or ally.
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 distress or mental ill-health.
- 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
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