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Mental health conditions are not synonymous with failure: a personal story with Poppy Jaman OBE

Thursday 21 March: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

St John's College Fisher Building, St John’s Street, CB2 1TP

16th Annual Disability Lecture

Poppy Jaman OBE is an internationally respected mental health advocate, national policy advisor and social entrepreneur who has worked in more than ten countries. She is a co-founder of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England which has grown from a small government project into a commercially successful CIC, recognised by the FT in 2017 as one of the fastest growing SME’s in Europe. Poppy is also the CEO of the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA), a coalition of City businesses working to increase understanding of mental health issues and to create a culture of good mental health in the City and a non-executive director on the board of Public Health England.

After briefing the Prime Minister and her cabinet on MHFA in 2017, the Secretary of State named Poppy as one of England’s mental health experts. In the 2018 New Year’s Honours, Poppy was awarded an OBE in recognition of her services to people with mental health issues. All Poppy’s varied roles have required her to challenge the public’s perception of mental ill health and through her diverse networks, she has played an instrumental part in making mental health a high priority for public and private sector employers.

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