Mental Health: Moving Forwards – The Five Year Plan
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Manchester Conference Centre
Jacqui Dyer recently recieved her MBE in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to mental health. Currently an independent health and social care consultant with a background in adult mental health commissioning as well as community and family social work. Jacqui has worked with a wide range of vulnerable care groups and has a strong passion in grass roots community empowerment. As an experienced counsellor, trainer, personal and professional development coach and group facilitator, Jacqui brings many dimensions to her insights. As a mental service user and carer for the past few decades Jacqui’s experiential knowledge of mental health services is extensive. Currently she is a senior management board lived experience advisor for the DH national mental health ‘Time To Change’ anti-stigma and discrimination campaign. Additionally Jacqui is an appointed member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Mental Health and for the Ministerial Advisory Group for Equalities in Mental Health. Recently, as vice chair of England’s mental health Taskforce, Jacqui co led NHSE’s ‘5 Year Forward View for Mental Health’ strategy (published February 2016), is currently the Mental Health Equalities advisor for NHS England and co-chairs the steering group for London Thrive – the Mayoral Mental Health Road Map for London. Jacqui is an elected Labour Councillor where she is a vice chair of Lambeth’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee.