Poppy Jaman OBE

A Leader in the Global Conversation on Mental Health

Poppy Jaman OBE is an internationally respected mental health advocate, national policy advisor and social entrepreneur.

A powerful speaker and global voice of authority on workplace mental health, Poppy has worked in more than ten countries.

Poppy helped create the City Mental Health Alliance to make London, and now other cities throughout the world, healthier places to work.  She was also the founding CEO of Mental Health First Aid England and continues as an active ambassador for the organisation.  At policy level, Poppy led the 2013 review of the Mental Health Pledge of the Department of Health’s Responsibility Deal and a key architect behind Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters initiative.

More Details About Poppy

In these short videos produced by The Eth Word, Poppy talks about values, purpose and leadership.

Poppy’s Inspiration

Saree Story

Mountain Climbing

Fellow of the RSA

Get in Touch

Book Poppy as a keynote speaker, or contact her to find out more about creating healthy workspaces, to discuss mental health strategies and workplace MHFA training and workshops.
Poppy’s Career

City Mental Health Alliance

Poppy help create the City Mental Health Alliance and has been the CEO since 2017.  The CMHA is currently a 23-strong membership organisation, with the biggest firms in the City now committed to improving the mental health of their organisations. Read more →

Mental Health First Aid England

For nine years Poppy was the CEO of MHFA England, leading the Community Interest Company from its humble beginnings as a project for the Department of Health to a global social enterprise, making a profound impact. Read more →

Non-Executive Director

For six years 2014–2020 Poppy was a non-executive director on PHE’s Advisory Board.  Through her non-exec board positions, she has played an instrumental part in making mental health a high priority for public and private sector employers.  Read more →