We are guided by our values. They capture the essential qualities of what makes our network special and they are the standards
These are the standards we’ve set ourselves and they describe our promise to every person who we support.
We believe in people, we do ‘the right thing’ and make decisions that we can be proud of. and if we make a mistake, we ‘own it.’
We’re not big on shame so we talk about the tough stuff. We share what’s going on to lessen the load and we don’t shy away from topics that others avoid. “You can’t heal what you don’t reveal.”
Each one of us has a story of courage that has brought us here. We use that same nerve and determination to speak up in often challenging or complex circumstances to advocate for others or ourselves
We don’t seek to blame or shame. We champion empathy and curiosity to understand and reconcile, especially towards our relationships with ourselves
We respect ourselves and each other. The expertise generated by lived experience is the cornerstone of our work
We value ourselves and are aware of our strengths and our limitations, knowing that as a group we are stronger.
What should you expect from rsun?
Our values guide our behaviours and will help you understand what to expect from RSUN. We strive to never fall short of these behaviours and they are our promise of how we want to behave with one another, our peers and each individual we come into contact with.
Unconditional positive regard
We will see your potential and advocate for you, even when you don’t feel like you can for yourself (for others)
We maintain clear boundaries so we can manage our, mental health, integrity and dignity.
We will work together for as long as it takes
We are unshockable and will not criticise you
We will never share any group members story or identity. Your privacy and protection is guaranteed.
We continuously consider and view our work from all angles and viewpoints. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
We are ‘real’. We share and appreciate all thoughts and opinions that stand true with our values.
We believe that working together in the spirit of equality and mutual positive intent is the foundation of progress.
We work at the speed of trust. We coproduce all our services and communications to lead by example in the expertise and insight that service user led programs can provide
We are not constrained by existing ways of working, our unique insight and understanding of the needs of the people we support allows us to solve problems and come up with brave, new and people centred approaches to our work
We work in an area often shrouded by stigma, shame, and sadness. While remaining serious about the outcomes of our work, we aim to bring joy and laughter to everything we do
We celebrate each individual and their contributions and experience. We hold values of equality and we aim to embrace diversity in our membership
Become a Volunteer and join us!
By joining our group you will get direct access to all the help and support you need. You can be as involved as you want and feel empowered to take the first and next steps on your journey.
Meet our Amazing Team!
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