Paula Lavis

Policy Manager, Mental Health Network

Prior to working in the Mental Health Network, Paula was member network and policy manager at NHS Clinical Commissioners, leading the Mental Health Commissioners Network and other networks.

Paula has considerable experience of working in children and young people’s mental health, working at YoungMinds and the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition in policy development and stakeholder engagement roles. During that time, she was seconded to various Government departments and national programmes. She jointly authored the CAMHS Taskforce report on the Integrated System; and more recently was the co-editor and contributor to the book Children and Adolescent Mental Health Today.