We are supported by an Advisory Board bringing together experts from academia, service provision, industry and those with lived experience of mental health problems. Advisory Board members support our work in an independent capacity and do not formally represent their employer. We’re very lucky to have their support.
Bim Afolami MP
Bim has been Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden since 2017. He is Chair of theAll-Party Parliamentary Groupon Financial Markets & Services and is a Commissioner for the Financial Inclusion Commission (afinancial inclusioncampaign group). Bim is also Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Work and Pensions Secretary, having previously served as PPS to the Secretaries of State for International Development and International Trade. Bim is active in supporting charities and other voluntary groups. He is patron of GRIT (Growing Resilience in Teens) and Tilehouse Counselling, two mental health charities in his constituency.
Sue Ayton is a partner at Knight Ayton Management, that represents a large number of factual broadcasters and writers. She has vast experience and numerous connections in news and current affairs and across the areas of history, science, business, consumer issues and lifestyle.
Luciana Berger is the former Liberal Democrat MP for Liverpool Wavertree and former Labour shadow cabinet minister for mental health. She frequently campaigns on the issues of waiting times and funding for mental health services and is a strong advocate of talking therapies. As shadow minister, Luciana toured mental health services and organisations across the country. Luciana is a vice president of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Dr. Jed Boardman
Jed Boardman is Senior Lecturer in Social Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry andSenior Policy Adviser at the Centre for Mental Health. Throughout his career, he hasworked mainly in social and community psychiatry and was Consultant Psychiatrist atSouth London and Maudsley Trust until 2016. He is Lead for Social Inclusion at the Royal College of Psychiatrists where he advises on employment, poverty, welfare reform, personalisation and recovery.
Dr. Billy Boland
Billy Boland is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Community Psychiatry and is the Deputy Medical Director at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. He is the current Chair of the Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. His interests include quality improvement, social care and safeguarding in mental health services.
Dr. Lisa Cameron MP
Dr Lisa Cameron is the SNP MP forEast Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, and Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Mental Health. First elected in 2015, Lisa has previously served as the SNP’s Shadow Spokesperson for Climate Justice, as well as being a member of both the Health and Social Care and International Development select committees. Prior to entering Parliament, Lisaworked as a consultant psychologist in a community forensic mental health service, and was Director of a local small business, Psychological Services Scotland Ltd.
Sharon Collard is a Professor of Personal Finance and Research Director at the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre, where much of her research explores the intersections between low income, vulnerability and personal finance. Sharon is also a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel, a statutory panel that represents the interests of consumers in the development of regulatory policy for financial services; the UK Financial Inclusion Commission; and the government’s Financial Inclusion Policy Forum.
马丁是“设计公平”组织的负责人，该组织旨在结束人们仅仅因为贫穷而为基本产品和服务支付更多费用的不公平现象。马丁在消费者权益倡导、资助和监管方面有丰富的经验，曾在金融市场行为监管局(Financial Conduct Authority)和大彩票基金(Big Lottery Fund)担任多个职位，其共同目标是将低收入和弱势群体置于政策制定的核心。他也是普惠金融委员会的委员。
SteveCrabb is a consultant specialising in consumer vulnerability strategy and inclusive service design. He is a former business journalist and has held senior roles in charities, central government and the private sector.
Following an honours degree in Business Studies, Sandra made a career as a stockbroker in the City of London, mainly in private client portfolio management, and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Securities institute (FCSI). Having recently retired after 40 years, Sandra also volunteers for another mental health organisation as well as being a trustee for other smaller charities. In her spare time, she travels, plays bridge, goes to theatres and has recently taken up golf.
Chris Fitch has led research on debt and mental health for almost a decade. Chris works with the Money Advice Trust and the Personal Finance Research Centre at the University of Bristol, much of his research focuses on vulnerability. Before this, Chris was a Research Fellow at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Dan Holloway has bipolar disorder and has been campaigning on mental health and finance issues for more than a decade. He works at Oxford University, where he sits on the Disability Advisory Group. Twice Creative Thinking World Champion, Dan is also CEO of Oxford University spinout Rogue Interrobang which helps institutions use creativity to solve wicked problems, in particular by providing spaces where disabled people can play a leading role in shaping the future.
Dr. Ricky Kanabar
Ricky Kanabar是巴斯大学社会政策助理教授。在巴斯任职之前，Ricky是“了解社会政策组”的创始成员，与政府部门合作，使用“英国家庭纵向研究”(United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study)进行联合项目;这是为数不多的收集人们债务状况和心理健康信息的纵向家庭调查之一。
Sir Norman Lamb
Sir Norman Lamb served as the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk for 18 years, during which time he served as Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health under the coalition government. In this role, he campaigned for parity of esteem between mental and physical health, and the integration of health and social care. Sir Norman was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Honours Birthday list in June 2019.
桑德拉·劳曼(Sandra Lawman)是精神健康方面的专家，在公共、私人和志愿部门都有丰富的经验。她曾担任过Maudsley Charity的管理者、Lambeth的社会服务主席、Rethink Mental Illness的受托人和审计委员会主席。桑德拉有过精神健康问题的经历，她被诊断为分裂情感障碍，也一直在照顾她的长期伴侣。
Aoife ní Luanaigh
Aoife Ni Luanaigh is a researcher with more than ten years’ experience of designing, conducting, and directing research and evaluation programmes. She has worked for the University of Cambridge, in the private sector, and in government. Aoife has lived experience of mental health problems and is particularly interested in how people can be supported to access and stay in work and education during periods of ill health.
Léonora Miles is Senior Financial Services Policy Adviser at a national charity. She has held a number of positions in policy and financial services, including three years at the Financial Services Authority.
Paul Scates is a creative events and mental health ambassador, who delivers training sessions and presentations on mental health issues. Paul has lived experience of bipolar disorder, this has been debilitating for extended periods of Paul’s adult life, but he has now found stability through a routine of self-management. Paul is currently training to be a professional counsellor.
Jeff Smith MP
Jeff Smith is the Labour MP for Manchester Withington. First elected in 2015, he is a passionate mental health campaigner and is currently Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health. He is also an Opposition Whip, and has previously served on Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee. Prior to becoming an MP, Jeff served as a local councillor, and had活动管理和DJ的职业生涯
Mark Trewin is the Mental Health Social Work Lead at the Department of Health and Social Care, working in the office of the Chief Social Worker. He also works with NHS England and Health Education England, advising on mental health social work. Mark was on the working group of the Mental Health Act Review and is part of the Centre for Mental Health Equalities Commission. He has worked as a mental health social worker, an approved social worker/AMHP, a forensic social worker and a trainer in health and social care and a manager of supported housing services.
Caroline has over two decades of strategic and operational leadership, and a deep-rooted knowledge of the financial services sector. Formerly head of outreach and customer insight at the Financial Ombudsman Service, in 2017 she set up her consultancy Different Petal and co-founded MeIncluded, a disabled access review website. Caroline also holds a number of advisory roles, including at the; National Centre for Diversity, Money Advice Trust and for the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner.
Nicola Wood is the Senior Independent Director at the Information Commissioner’s Office and an Ombudsman at the Financial Ombudsman Service. She is a specialist in dispute resolution and a former solicitor. She has a particular interest in helping vulnerable consumers and helping businesses to help them too.
Professor Dame Til Wykes
Til Wykes is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation at King’s College London, much of her research focuses on rehabilitation and recovery for people with severe mental health problems. Professor Wykes also edits the Journal of Mental Health and is Vice Dean of Psychology and System Sciences at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.