Laura Lea, in addition to her role as Co-ordinator of Service User and Carer Involvement at Salomons Institute, took up a part time post as National Lead for Expert by Experience Involvement: Psychological Professions in 2020. Her role is to develop a network of Experts by Experience who can inform the work of the National Psychological Professions Workforce Group and the National Psychological Professions Network.

Laura says, “It’s working together with the service users and carers on the Salomons programme that has given me the experience to undertake this role. At its heart involvement is about ensuring that the psychological workforce hear the voices of those who use and are affected by their services. At its best it’s about creating something together which will benefit the public and improve people’s wellbeing”.