Services and Support Directory

NSUN not a service provider, and we cannot take on individual advocacy and casework. This page lists some forms of support and resources for specific situations relating to mental health such as welfare claims and human rights. We welcome your suggestions for resources to add: please email, quoting ‘services directory’ in the subject line. Please bear in mind that we aim to only add free resources to the below list.

If you would like to be signposted to any user-led groups in your area, get in touch with us. Mind also keep a directory of local peer support groups.

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

Mental health services and crisis support

The NHS has a main webpage on mental health with information on urgent support and access to therapies, and organisations such as Hub of Hope, Mind, Diversity and Ability, and Helplines Partnership have mental health service signposting pages that you may wish to use. Rethink have a signposting page for local support groups, services, and telephone advisors.

There is a lot of information out there – do feel free to get in touch if you would like us to help signpost you to the right people.


Support for user-led groups

Information about human rights and mental health legislation
Help with finance, welfare claims/appeals, and benefits
Advocacy and complaints about care/the NHS
Healthcare/mental healthcare discussion forums and groups, feedback sites and libraries
Groups that do mental health ward inpatient visits (London)

We would really like to grow this list. Please contact us if you know of any other groups doing this type of work.