Director of Policy

Mental Health Network of the NHS Confederation

Rebecca is Director of Policy for the Mental Health Network of the NHS Confederation – the voice for NHS funded mental health and learning disability service providers in England. Rebecca leads on policy and public affairs for the Network, working with senior officials, Ministers and Parliamentarians on behalf of its 68 members, which include over 90% of NHS mental health trusts. She has authored over 20 publications, both for the NHS Confederation and in conjunction with organisations such as the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In recent years, she co-founded the Mental Health Policy Group – a coalition of six national organisations working for better mental health, including the MHN, Mind, Rethink Mental Illness, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Centre for Mental Health and the Mental Health Foundation. She co-wrote the group’s Manifesto for Better Mental Health and chaired the group through the 2015 general election year. Rebecca is also a current postgraduate student at the University of Cambridge.