Mental Health Leaders awarded in New Year’s Honours

Leaders Kathryn Livinston and Poppy Jaman were awarded medals in the 2018 New Year’s Honours, in recognition of their services to the mental health community.

Kathryn Livingston

Kathryn Livingston was awarded British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours  as founder of First Person Plural for Services to People with Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Kathryn says: I can’t believe I’ve received a British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours. Its an amazing honour recognising the work of First Person Plural, the charity I co-founded way back in 1997.

I suspect this is the first time ever that an honours listing has cited “For Services to People with Dissociative Identity Disorder”. I don’t see this honour as mine alone but for everyone involved in First Person Plural over the last 20 years and for all those who live with DID. It is a great recognition for the field of Dissociative Identity Disorder as a whole.

I’ve been keeping this secret for about six weeks on the orders of the Cabinet Office. Its a great relief to be able to share widely at last. ‘

Congratulations to Kathryn and First Person Plural (one of NSUN’s member groups).

Poppy Jaman

The field of mental health featured in another new year’s honour, an OBE, awarded to Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England CEO, Poppy Jaman (pictured).

You can read more about this here.

Congratulation to Poppy!