Schedule & Registration

Registration is now closed and our AGM & Members’ Event 2021 has taken place. You can watch the recordings here or via each individual session page below.

Monday 29th November



Opening keynote with Rai Waddingham (Behind The Label), “Mad Knowledge as an Act of Resistance”. With BSL interpreter and closed captions.

followed by (10.30-11.15)

NSUN Annual General Meeting (AGM) Business. Presentation of voting results, presentation and Q&A. With BSL and closed captions.


Beyond beneficiaries: resourcing user-led groups. Panel discussion with BSL and closed captions.

Chair: Ruairi White (NSUN Project Manager)
Panellists: Aaks (Misery), Emma Ormerod (Underground Lights), and Leah Chikamba (Angels of Hope)



Democratising mental health policy: who does the work, who gets the recognition? Panel discussion with BSL and closed captions.

Chair: Mary Sadid (NSUN Policy Officer)
Panellists: Abdi Hassan (Coffee Afrik CIC), Mariko Hayashi (SEEAC), and Rosie Hodson (National Ugly Mugs)


In conversation with the StopSIM campaign. Premiere of pre-recorded podcast.


The Group Chat. Session in collaboration with Bounce Black – social event. 20 spaces.

Wednesday 1st December



Small group discussion: peer support. Facilitated by Alison Faulkner (NSUN Associate) and graphic facilitator Debbie Roberts (Engage Visually). 20 spaces.

Below you can see the graphic created by Debbie from the discussion we had:

Click on the image to view it in a larger size on Debbie’s Flickr.


Care as resistance. Panel discussion focussing on the intersections of mental health and queerness. Premiere of pre-recorded discussion.

Chair: Amy Rushton (NSUN trustee)
Panellists: Harry Josephine Giles, Sabah Choudrey (Gendered Intelligence), Shon Faye



Survivor Researchers: what do we bring? Session with the Survivor Researcher Network. With BSL and closed captions.

Facilitation by Stephen Jeffreys and Jacqui Lovell, presentation by Dina Poursanidou.


‘Lived Experience Leadership’. Panel discussion with BSL and closed captions.

Chair: Rai Waddingham (Behind the Label)
Panellists: Bethan Edwards, Jess Pons, Shuranjeet Singh and Tamar Jeynes


Closing keynote with Farzana Khan (Healing Justice Ldn). With BSL and closed captions.

Hangout spaces

Both days, all day (29th November and 1st December, 10.30-17.00)

Unfacilitated hangout spaces on Zoom, with two “rooms”, The Lobby (where you can talk about the AGM and Members’ Meeting events) and The Lounge (where you can go for general chit-chat).