Sally Lawson
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Sally Lawson

Following a career in HR and Business Psychology, Sally moved to a training commissioning role within Housing and Social Services in local government. She then moved to a mental health charity, Community Options where she was part of the management team for 12 years. As Head of Consultancy and Training Development, she has engaged with other charities (mental health and learning disability), private sector suppliers of medium/high secure mental health services, the NHS and employers outside of the sector, to deliver a range of mental health training services. Alongside her role at London Met, Sally continues to enjoy designing learning experiences for a wide range of participants such as services users, managers/executives, psychiatrists, and HR specialists. She led on a co-production research project to develop a recovery measure. Currently, Sally is involved in organisational development activity for a large UK charity.


2014 - EMCC Foundation Level Coaching Skills for Leaders, Managers and Supervisors.

2009 - MSc Mental Health Studies (Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology). King’s College London.

1997 - Diploma in Counselling. Westminster Pastoral Foundation.

1995 - MSc Psychological Assessment in Organisations.  Goldsmith’s University of London.


Professional Memberships

Sally is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).


Recent Publications and Research

Occupational Therapy News  24 (11) November 2016. Developing recovery-promoting competencies for staff. Sally Lawson and Jake Cartwright.

Recovery - Promoting competencies. A Manager’s Guide and Employee’s Guide (ISBN978-0-9572182-0-7).

The sound of team - The power of music (paper and DVD). Einstein Network. (Co-authored with a musician, Christine Bates).


Sally Lawson

Lecturer in Mental Health