Poppy Jaman OBE is an internationally respected mental health advocate, national policy advisor and social entrepreneur. A global voice of authority on workplace mental health, she is the CEO of the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA), a coalition of multinationals working together to create a culture of good mental health and build a global community influencing change and stigma. Poppy is also a Director at Re=Balance and a Trustee for The Centre of Mental Health.
Poppy was instrumental in the creation of the NHS’s Every Mind Matters platform and was named by the Secretary of State in Parliament as one of England’s mental health experts. In 2018, Poppy was awarded an OBE in recognition of her services to people with mental health issues and also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Gloucestershire. In 2019 she won Woman of The Year at the GG2 Culture & Diversity Leadership Awards and was named a Game Changer in the FT women of 2019 list.
Poppy was the founding CEO of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England and, under her leadership the organisation developed from a small government project into a fast-growing, commercially successful Community Interest Company recognised by the FT in 2017 as one of the fastest growing SME’s in Europe. She also served two terms on the Advisory Board of Public Health England (PHE).