Only a few places left - NSUN Members' event and AGM
Wednesday 27 September 2017
10.30am – 4.30pm
An event where you can:
Connect with others from around the country – and stay connected
Share what’s happening with local user led groups
Agree what issues and messages need amplifying at a national level
This year we’re in Sheffield at the SHOWROOM WORKSTATION
15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Watch some of our previous member 'Soap Boxes' here.
There are a few delegates places available, as well as 8 stalls and 12 soapboxes
If you'd like a stall or if you wish to express your views in a soapbox, please
Telephone 020 7820 8982 or email
If you prefer to book your delegate place online, here is the web registration link.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Update: UKIM report
We apologise for sharing broken links to the UKIM report in our feature 'UN accuses UK government of causing a human catstrophe'. The organiation that publishes the documents gave us an updated URL this week: here you can find the report in full, easy read, welsh language executive summary
What happens when google knows you're depressed? - Google users should consider the potential damage the search engine's new depression questionnaire could do to their digital profile in the eyes of insurers and employers says Mark Brown
Mental health and the media - LSE guest blogger Emma Wilson on the role of the media,
the key responsibilities and the challenges
Women who have experienced post-natal depression open up the conversation and make a film
Poverty is at the heart of mental health crisis - Links between the UK’s growing wealth gap and an increase in mental health problems are explored by Dr Maureen Tilford and the Rev Paul Nicolson
Service user perspectives on coercion and restraint in mental health
Following NSUN's small pilot study (2016) about experiences of restraint, Emma Ormerod and Naomi Good of NSUN wrote an article in collaboration with Diana Rose and Sarah Rae. The aricle concludes that 'From the perspective of service users, coercion and restraint are mostly harmful and must stop being legitimised. There is an urgent need to challenge and address these practices as they represent gross human rights violations according to the stipulations of the CRPD. 'Read the full article here.
All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence
NSUN is bringing the voice of experience to an all party parliamentary group (APPG) which aims at producing guidance for therapists whose clients are struggling with prescribed drug dependence. The group will create and deploy guidance materials for counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists to support them working with issues of prescribed drug dependence. If you have experience of prescribed drug dependence and would like to share your story with the APPG to influence its work,
please email us.
We are very grateful for your APPG related contributions so far - please keep your emails coming.
NSUN response to Mental Health Act survey report
The Mental Health Alliance published a report of the findings from the Mental Health Act survey in July. Read NSUN's full response here.
Support NSUN as you shop online
We are a registered cause on the Giving Machine site. This means people can choose to raise money for us when they shop online. Simply click on the NSUN page then click the Join and Support this cause button. Donating this way does not increase the cost of your shopping.
Call for blogging contributors
Share experiences, suggestions and opinions with e-bulletin readers, website visitors and social media friends. To get an idea of the variety of topics and points of view, please visit our blogs section. To send a blog, please email the editor.
Get introduced to NSUN in 3 Minutes
The three minutes video is here.