Jacqui Dyer recently received her MBE in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to mental health. Currently she is 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, she 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. She is a senior management board lived experience advisor for the Department of Health national mental health ‘Time to Change’ anti-stigma and discrimination campaign. Recently, as vice chair of England's mental health Taskforce, Jacqui co-led NHSE's '5 Year Forward View for Mental Health’ strategy (published February 2016), and is currently the Mental Health Equalities advisor for NHS England, ensuring that tackling mental health inequalities is firmly embedded in every relevant strand of the NHS and its partners.

Jacqui co-chairs the steering group for Thrive London (LDN) - the Mayoral Mental Health Road Map for London. She is an elected Labour Councillor where she is also a vice chair of Lambeth’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee with a focus on ‘people’. Jacqui is the chair of Lambeth’s Black Thrive, a partnership for improving black mental health and wellbeing. Jacqui is also an advisory panel member of the Mental Health Act Review and co-chair of its African & Caribbean Working Group (MHARAC).