Services & Support Directory

NSUN is not a mental health service provider, or a provider of advocacy, casework, formal advice or legal support. You can find information about providers of these services below.

This page also brings together lots of other services, resources, and sources of information relating to mental health. We welcome your suggestions for resources to add – you can email suggestions to Please bear in mind that we aim to only add free resources.

There is a lot out there in terms of services, resources, and user-led mental health groups. If you would like help with being signposted to the right place, get in touch with us at

Please note that the listing of an organisation or resource on this page is not an endorsement. All links are external and NSUN is not responsible for their content.

Mental health support & services

Advice & advocacy services

Advice and information telephone lines:

The following independent advocacy services provide access to advocates for people who are detained under the Mental Health Act:

Other services, resources, and support

Complaints and legal challenges about care/the NHS
Human rights and mental health related law

See also: advice & advocacy services, above.

Healthcare/mental healthcare groups and forums
Help with finance, welfare claims or appeals, and benefits
Support for user-led groups
Groups that do mental health ward inpatient visits (London)

We would really like to add to this list and expand it beyond London. Please contact us if you know of any other groups doing this type of work.

Resources on “service user involvement” and co-production

If you are looking for resources on service user involvement and co-production, including information and guidance about the implications on benefits of paid involvement work, visit our “Service Involvement & Influencing” page.

Other community/user-led mental health organisations and DPOs

User-led groups and Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) may carry out a wide range of activities such as campaigning, providing services such as peer support and mutual aid, and carrying out research. Here are some examples of groups in our network:

There are lots of other organisations (which may or may not be user-led) working and campaigning in what get called “critical” or “alternative” mental health spaces in the UK, some of which are listed below: