We apologise for the late delivery of this, last week's edition of the bulletin but we have had technical difficulties which are hopefully now resolved.
Welcome to the Tuesday 16th July 2019 edition of our weekly ebulletin - full of news, views, events and involvement opportunities. If there's anything you would like to share with the wider network please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous bulletins can be viewed here.
Reminder: NSUN is England-wide!
We sometimes get criticism that we post too many London-centric events. The fact is that as London is so highly populated it is somewhat inevitable that we will post many events that are in London. HOWEVER, if we receive news of events in the wider England network* - we welcome them and we include them!
So, if you have an event you want us to publicise then please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. Don't forget this is YOUR network so please get involved!
* (Our funding and articles only cover us to work in England)
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Launch of 'Know Your Human Rights' online tool.
NSUN trustee, Rachel Rowan Olive, attended the launch of the British Institute of Human Rights online tool earlier this month. The 'Know Your Human Rights' tool is aimed at helping mental health service users raise issues around human rights in their care. BIHR are looking at how they can make sure the tool is widely used and get feedback on how to develop it further.
Read more here.
The Value of User-led Groups
NSUN's main campaign for 2019 is the 'Value of User-led Groups'. With the continued increase in the number of groups’ closures, many collectives of oppressed and marginalised people are under threat of disappearing, which can have devastating effects on group members.
In partnership with Shaping Our Lives we produced a briefing about our joint understanding of the current situation. We then asked ALL NSUN member groups and organisations (not just user-led groups) to help us in completing our survey. You can read the summary of our initial findings here.
On 21 May over 40 individuals and organisations are gathered to discuss the current crisis facing User-led Organisations. challenges and solutions to some of the problems we're facing.The event was supported by Lankelly Chase. A summary of the meeting and next steps will be available soon.