Dundee Service User Network (S.U.N) is a group set up to ensure that people with a lived experience of mental health difficulties are involved in the development of Dundee’s mental health service. We have a twice weekly drop in to provide a more informal and relaxed opportunity for people to discuss wider mental health issues with like minded individuals. We have various activity groups (Arts & Crafts, Guitar Group and Gardening Group. We hope to offer a choir and writing group in the future) and regular events and talks.
We are providing a rewarding opportunity for non-judgemental individuals to further develop their skills by providing a friendly face and ear to our network members, supporting social activities, setting up and leading various group projects and learning skills to support adults with a lived experience of mental health conditions to be meaningfully involved in services. Additionally if you have a special skill (art, music/singing, creative writing, gardening, exercise etc) there may be opportunities to start a new group.
For those that are interested, there will be times when additional opportunities will present, such as supporting the project coordinator at outreach mental health services when collecting data (for example from questionnaires) and at various awareness raising events.