Helen is Chief Executive of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, the research charity set up by Martin Lewis to better understand and tackle the link between financial difficulty and mental health problems. Since its inception in 2016 the charity has become a leading voice on issues from debt to impulsive spending, mental health services, consumer protection and the potential for big data and open banking for vulnerable customers. Helen was a core part of the founding team at Money and Mental Health, running the organisation’s communications and influencing work before becoming CEO over two years ago.
Helen previously led Mind’s policy and campaigns work on public mental health and social care as well as working for a number of different third sector organisations and in Parliament. Helen sits on the advisory group to the board of the Money and Pensions Service, the Government’s Financial Inclusion Policy Forum, the UK Finance Consumer Advisory Group and the advisory board for suicide prevention charity Jonathan’s Voice.