Dr Jacqui Dyer MBE

President of the Mental Health Foundation

Jacqui Dyer is an independent health and social care consultant with a background in adult mental health commissioning as well as community and family social work. She is passionate about prevention and understanding the factors that lead to poor mental health.  

As a mental health service user and carer for the past few decades, Jacqui's knowledge is extensive, and her commitment is personal, political and professional. She has worked with a wide range of vulnerable care groups and has a strong interest in grassroots community empowerment. 

In early 2019, Jacqui was appointed as the Mental Health Equalities Champion for England and is currently the Mental Health Equalities Advisor for NHS England.  

As a co-founder, and chair, of Lambeth’s Black Thrive, a partnership which takes a collective impact approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of its Caribbean and African citizens; addressing inequities in the system is at the forefront of her thinking. 

Jacqui was an advisory panel member of the Independent Mental Health Act Review and co-chair of its African & Caribbean Working Group delivering the review recommendations in December 2018.  

As vice chair of England's Mental Health Taskforce, Jacqui was an integral part of collaboratively developing the Five-Year Forward View for Mental Health.  

Jacqui is also an elected Lambeth Labour Councillor where she is joint cabinet member for jobs, skills and community safety having previously held jointly the health and adult social care cabinet portfolio.