Helen was a core part of the founding team at Money and Mental Health, running the organisation’s communications and influencing work before becoming CEO in 2018. Since then the charity has doubled in size, and achieved lasting impact across government policy, regulation and beyond as well as becoming the ‘go to’ organisation for understanding the toxic link between money and mental health problems. A passionate campaigner, her proudest moment so far was the team winning the ‘Recovery Space’ campaign, securing vital debt respite for everyone using NHS mental health crisis services.
Helen has significant experience working across the third sector and in policy and politics, including working in Parliament. Helen is committed to campaigning alongside those with lived experience. She previously led Mind’s policy and campaigns work on public mental health and social care, securing key changes to the Care Act, successfully campaigned with young care leavers for better financial security and with people who are homeless for a stronger commitment to tackle rough sleeping in London.
Helen is an independent advisor to the UK Regulator’s Network, sits on the advisory group to the board of the Money and Pensions Service, the UK Finance Consumer Advisory Group, the Government’s Financial Inclusion Policy Forum and the advisory board for suicide prevention charity Jonathan’s Voice.
Policy notes and publications
- Today’s budget – what it means for people with money and mental health problems March 15, 2023 -
- 2022: Despite everything, you’ve helped us make a difference December 16, 2022 -
- Suicide prevention – tackling the human cost of the cost of living crisis November 14, 2022 -
- A surprising policy solution to help tackle gender inequality September 27, 2022 -
- Reasons to be cheerful December 15, 2021 -