What’s On

Tuesday 24th November


Opening keynote and Q&A with Baljeet Sandhu. With BSL interpreter.

AGM Business – presentation of voting results, presentation and Q&A with our CEO Akiko Hart and Chair Angela Newton. With BSL interpreter.

Small group discussion “making lives better in mental health: what hurts and what works”, facilitated by Debbie Roberts and Emma Ormerod.


Panel discussion: LGBTQ+ and survivor activism. (Pre-recorded and premiered on the day)
Chair: Dr Amy Rushton
Panellists: Kes Otter Lieffe (author), Meg-John Barker (Re-writing The Rules), Sabah Choudrey (Gendered Intelligence), and Suriya Aisha (UNMUTED/Sickbabe).

Panel discussion with the Survivor Research Network: “Surviving and Thriving as Survivor Researchers”. Panellists: Dina Poursanidou, Holly Dale, Jacqui Lovell and Peter Beresford.
Parallel session 3.00-4.00pm
Small group discussion “peer support: what (or where) next”, facilitated by Debbie Roberts and Alison Faulkner.

Wednesday 25th November


Panel discussion: “What do user-led groups need?”. With BSL interpreter.
Chair: Mark Brown
Panellists: Shuranjeet Singh (Taraki), Steph de la Haye (Survivors of Depression in Transition), and Ursula Myrie (Adira).

Small group discussion “reflecting on NSUN; past, present, future”, facilitated by Debbie Roberts and Alison Faulkner.


Panel discussion: Youth activism and lived experience leadership. With BSL interpreter.
Chair: Amy Wells
Panellists: Denise Brown (4 Young Minds), Liv Wynter (artist/Hearts and Minds), Oge Obioha (Minds of POC), and Rosie Tressler (Student Minds).

Small group discussion “activism and creativity”, facilitated by Debbie Roberts and Amy Wells.

Closing keynote with Micha Frazer-Carroll. With BSL interpreter.

Closing remarks – Akiko Hart, NSUN CEO. With BSL interpreter.

Discussion sessions

Our four discussion sessions are facilitated by Debbie Roberts, who is a graphic recorder and facilitator. She runs Engage Visually, which uses visual approaches to help people and organisations create the right environment for people to think, develop ideas and explore issues. They are spaces for up to 20 people and will not be recorded or livestreamed.

Debbie has done some amazing work for NSUN in the past – you can see some of her work in our previous AGM reports.

Find out more about Debbie and Engage Visually.