Paula Lavis

Strategic Lead, Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition

Paula joined the Mental Health Foundation in 2013, and works for the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. She has worked in a policy role around children and young people’s mental health for about 16 years.

During her time at the Foundation she was seconded to the Department of Health to support the work of the CAMHS Taskforce and the writing of the Future in Mind reports.  

She worked at YoungMinds for many years, during which time she was seconded to the Department for Children, Schools and Families to work for the National Advisory Council for Children & Young People’s Mental Health.

Paula promotes her wellbeing by messing around in her garden, and being entertained by her nephew and nieces.