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
January 2023 Discussion and Support Group
Developing research methods resources - democratising research Our January meeting is at 5.30 pm on Wednesday 18th January, via Zoom. You can register here. These online meetings offer a...
Co-production and decolonisation through the lenses of people, power and process
The presentation by Jacqui Lovell, SRN CIC Director, at our August Discussion and Support Group meeting is now available in video form, together with the slides used. This presentation was entitled...
Race, Racism and Mental Health Seminar
A recording is now available for this 15 February workshop with SRN director, Sonia Thompson: Race, Racism, and Mental Health: Messages from the Racialised Others "Critical Voices Network Ireland...
Ethical, political and methodological struggles in doing survivor research
A recording is now available of this 15 March workshop with Konstantina Poursanidou PhD - 'Can you help me get out?: Ethical, Political & Methodological Struggles in Doing Survivor Research in...
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NIHR: Payment for Public Involvement
NIHR: Payment for Public Involvement in Health and Care Research: A guide for organisations on determining the most appropriate payment approach This new guidance, issued on 27 June 2022, includes a...
Labour exploitation in mental health research
Article by Stan Papoulias and Felicity Callard - Material and epistemic precarity: It's time to talk about labour exploitation in mental health research. "The conditions under which people labour in...
Peer Support Research – ENRICH study
The article reporting on quantitative research in the ENRICH Study on peer support for people being discharged from inpatient mental health, published in Lancet Psychiatry, has received a critical...
NIHR funding Calls and webinars
The National Institute for Health and Care Research have announced some Funding Calls and introductory webinars which may be of interest. Programme Development Grants - Developing...