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. We welcome feedback.

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


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Featured News and SRN events

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...

SRN Feedback Survey

SRN Feedback Survey

Please complete our feedback survey. In 2022, the SRN was awarded a small amount of funding from the National Lottery Fund 'Awards for All' scheme to promote survivor research, and provide mentoring...

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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...