Community Constellations

Community Constellations helps community-led groups to do what they do best – supporting people and building their communities. We work with partner organisations to create generative spaces in which user-led organisations can support each other and build for the future. Starting 2021, we will be working with our partners to produce reflective spaces and create resources for people involved in user-led organisations.

Ruairi White (ruairi.white@nsun.org.uk)

Project Manager


Community Constellations is a capacity-building project for the vibrant but precarious user-led and community-led sector. The project was initially funded for six months by City Bridge Trust via the London Community Response Fund. Through the programme, we support the work of user-led groups, particularly focussing on grassroots groups at the intersections of mental health, race, disability and queerness, who are doing things that bigger charities or statutory services can’t or won’t.

The project follows on from the NSUN Covid-19 Fund and is looking to support and network groups and organisations which support people living with mental ill health, distress or trauma.

Check back for information about upcoming events, resources and publications.

Queer Peers Zine

Two pages from Queer Peers zine – Queer Desi Intimacy by Maya Bhardwaj

As part of the Community Constellations programme, we collaborated with Feeling Queer, a peer-led organisation formed by a collective of queer trauma survivors, to produce a zine combining artwork, prose and poetry by members of the LGBTQ+ community who have lived-experiences of trauma, care and survivorship: Queer Peers. The zine will be available soon.