Jane Cannon MBE gave up her industry career to care for her teenage daughters when the girls’ mental health deteriorated.
She lost both daughters to suicide and is now campaigning for vastly improved identification and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder as it starts emerging in adolescence.
This has included speaking at several conferences, media appearances, two published articles in CAMH Journal and meetings with senior politicians. Jane is a member of the BIGSPD Executive Committee, has contributed to Royal College of Psychiatrists position papers on BPD and is a member of the RCPsych Expert Review Panel on PD Stigma. Jane works with the Charlie Waller Trust supporting their Parent/Carer Peer Support team and she sat on the NHS England Quality Improvement Taskforce for young people’s inpatient services. She has also been a Member of the Expert Advisory Group producing Health Education England’s Workforce Strategy for Inpatient CAMHS.
Jane volunteers support to local mental health wards including writing a successful grant application for a new sensory room and providing Christmas gift bags for patients on CAMHS and PD wards.