Tina Coldham

PIE Advisor, NIHR CED
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Tina Coldham is a user activist through setting up self-help and campaigning groups, and has worked in the voluntary sector, across disability, in academia, and with regulators as a trainer/lecturer, researcher and involvement consultant

Tina Coldham first started using mental health services in 1990 and has done for many years. She then became a user activist through setting up self-help and campaigning groups. she has worked in the voluntary sector, across disability, in academia, and with regulators as a trainer/lecturer, researcher and involvement consultant.

She managed a community mental health development project; joined Kings College London as a national mental health personalisation researcher; worked for the Health and Social Care Advisory Service on national projects, research, service reviews and investigations; She helped to set up the National Survivor User Network and was Chair, leading this from the planning stage to independence; she was also chair of the NIHR INVOLVE Advisory Group; and is currently working as a consultant for the NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination.

Tina practiced co-production as a Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) trustee for 6 years up until 2018, and chair of their Co-Production Network.