Meet the Team

Liverpool Mental Health Consortium has 2 paid workers – a Development Manager &  an Involvement Worker

The Development Manager is responsible for the strategic development of the Consortium, including links with commissioners and providers of services and other stakeholders. The Involvement Worker is responsible for supporting service user and carer involvement in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services.

Claire Stevens – Development Manager

Claire has worked in Merseyside’s voluntary, community and public sectors for 25 years and has extensive experience of community engagement, patient and public involvement, and facilitating cross-agency and cross-sector partnerships. Her background includes youth and community work, work with refugees and asylum seekers, social policy research, training and organisational development. Most recently, Claire has worked in the field of ‘patient and service user experience’ across a wide range of health and social care services, and has a particular commitment to supporting mental health service users influence the commissioning and provision of services which meet their needs in terms of quality and equality.


Sarah Butler-Boycott – Involvement Worker

Sarah originally began her career in teaching, until personal experience of mental distress brought a change in direction. Whilst studying for a Master’s degree in Mental Health, she gained voluntary experience in advocacy, befriending and service user involvement, before joining the Consortium as its Involvement Worker in 2003. Her role is to enable those with experience of mental distress to use that experience to help improve mental health services. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys music, films, books, and vast quantities of coffee!