Charlotte worked in health and social care for 15 years before developing a portfolio career in mental health. Everything she does draws on her lived experience of bipolar disorder and mental health services.
Charlotte works closely with Mind, Time to Change and Rethink Mental Illness, taking an activist role at events alongside politicians, commissioners, policy makers and clinicians, and with Mental Health First Aid England as an accredited instructor.
She is a service user researcher with the McPin Foundation, undertaking qualitative, user-led studies on topics around living with severe mental illness. Charlotte is also a freelance writer in the field and has been published in The Lancet Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology Forum and on the ‘BBC Ouch!’ disability website.
She won the Mark Hanson Award for Digital Media at the Mind Media Awards 2013 for her blog, purplepersuasion, and maintains a large online network of people affected by or interested in mental health service users.
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