Lisa Rodrigues CBE
Lisa joined the NHS in 1973, spending the first half of her career as a nurse and a health visitor, and the latter half in NHS management, including 13 years running Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. In 2012, she was awarded a CBE for services to the NHS. Lisa has her own experiences of depression since aged 15 and uses her understanding of stigma, including self-stigma, to raise awareness and reduce the negativity that are still associated with mental illness.
Lisa writes, speaks at conferences and via the broadcast media, and is an ambassador of the national Time to Change campaign and a Trustee of the Mary Seacole Trust.