Mental health knowledge built by service users and survivors


Welcome to the Survivor Researcher Network (SRN)


The Survivor Researcher Network is  a UK based user-controlled network for mental health service users and survivors with an interest in research.

Previously hosted by NSUN,  we are now an independent network and  Community Interest Company. We are seeking funding to continue to develop the SRN as a network for survivor researchers together with undertaking research, and offering mentoring, training and consultancy.

This is a developing website which aims to provide opportunities for discussion, survivor research resources, articles, and news. You can register with the site to take part in the discussion forums and submit blog articles. We welcome feedback.

You can read more about the SRN  on our About Us page


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Featured News and SRN events

February 2024 Discussion and Support Group

February 2024 Discussion and Support Group

Co Producing the COVID Shielding Voices qualitative research project After a little gap, we are restarting our Discussion and Support Group meetings. Our first meeting this year is on Tuesday 20th...

Better Care Fund support for carers

Better Care Fund support for carers

Lived experience advisory group for evaluation of Better Care Fund support  for unpaid carers - paid opportunity   Survivor Researcher Network working with London School of Economics...

SRN Discussion and Support Group Meetings 2023

SRN Discussion and Support Group Meetings 2023

Our next Discussion and Support Group meeting is on Wednesday 10 May. These online meetings offer a space for people with lived experience of mental distress to discuss survivor research and the...

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Research Methods Toolkit

New, collaborative produced,  free online resource on research methods for society and mental health. Launch event on 28th November. The Centre for Society and Mental health is launching this new...

Dilemmas in doing survivor research

"‘Last night I was shot, you were shot too’: Ethical, political and methodological dilemmas in doing survivor research in mental health". This presentation was given by Konstantina (Dina)...

Critical Perspective Mental Health Conference 2022

This year's hybrid conference is on 16 and 17 November 2022 entitled "Critical Perspectives on the Lived Experience of Distress and Mental Health Services" "Lived experience of distress and mental...

Patient and Public Involvement Co-ordinator

Job share opportunity on research PPI at Kings College London. "The post-holder will bring together their lived experience of accessing health and/or social care services with research and project...