Dr Jacqui Dyer MBE
Chair of the Advancing Mental Health Equalities Taskforce and the Patient and Carer Race Equality Framework Steering Group
Dr Jacqui Dyer MBE was educated at London universities, where she completed post graduate research in decision-making within children’s’ social care services.
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.
Jacqui is an appointed member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Mental Health chaired by the Minister for Care and Support, which oversees the implementation of the national mental health strategy and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Equalities in Mental Health. Jacqui was vice chair of England’s mental health Taskforce which recently launched its final report. Jacqui is also an elected Lambeth Labour Councillor where she is also a vice chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee.