Independent Health and Social Care Consultant; Elected Counsilor; Co-founder and Chair of Lambeth's Black Thrive Partnership, United Kingdom
Jacqui Dyer is an independent health and social care consultant, with lived experience, and a background in adult mental health commissioning as well as community and family social work. Jacqui was vice chair of England's Mental Health Taskforce, which collaboratively developed the 5 Year Forward View for Mental Health (NHSE). Jacqui has co-led the Mayoral "Thrive London" since inception. Jacqui is an elected councilor, where she is joint cabinet member for jobs, skills and community safety having previously jointly held the health and adult social care cabinet portfolio. She is co-founder and chair of Lambeth's Black Thrive Partnership, which takes a collective impact approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of its Caribbean and African citizens through addressing inequities in the system. Jacqui was an advisory panel member of the recent Independent Mental Health Act Review (MHAR) and co-chair of its African and Caribbean Working Group (MHARAC). Jacqui is currently the mental health equalities advisor for NHSE. In early 2019 she was appointed as the Mental Health Equalities Champion for England to support implementation of MHAR recommendations.