Affiliated Groups


A number of groups are affiliated to Asylum.  In addition, Asylum works to establish and support local groups throughout the UK to meet and discuss issues around democratic psychiatry, psychology and mental health. Contact us if you would like to set up a local group in your area.

Bridge Collective, Exeter.

A democratic community where people who have experiences, beliefs, and feelings that have sometimes been labelled as mental illness are welcomed and can talk about these experiences freely, safely and without judgement; a place to participate in friendship, support, learning, teaching, discussion, being active, and making a valid contribution both within the collective and the wider community.

Critical and Creative Approaches to Mental Health Practice

For all who are passionate about sustaining creative and critical practice in mental health. Meets in Lancaster.  Email [email protected] to join our email list. Affiliated to Asylum magazine, and hosts an Asylum Readers’ Group.

London Asylum Group
Email [email protected] for more details.

National Service User Survivor Network (NSUN)

A network of people and groups living in England who have and do experience mental distress and want to change things for the better. By connecting our members, and amplifying their experiences and aspirations, we influence policy, practice and perception, in order to reduce disadvantage and discrimination and stop people being ignored and isolated.

North West Asylum Group (AKA Manchester Asylum)

The North-West Asylum group has started out of a collective interest in developing a space to talk about issues within, and possibilities for, democratic psychiatry, psychology and mental health. We meet regularly in Manchester.


ReVision mental health 

A radical voice for change in mental health. Liverpool-based group of service users, activists & professionals. Affiliated to Asylum magazine.