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Sal Smith

Sal Smith

Head of Lived Experience

Sal is a mum of 4, living in the northeast of England.

Over the past 10 years she has worked in multiple lived experience roles across the system, including in clinical services, in research and more recently in commissioning. Sal advocates for peer alternatives, meaningful coproduction and lived experience leadership, and perhaps most significantly compassionate approaches for people who are suffering. She is motivated to create change and help humanise mental health care following her own lived experience of mental health hospitals and iatrogenic harm.

Sal contributed to the development of the culture standards and is optimistic that this programme of work could lead to radical change for people and families.

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