Sarah Rae

Patient representative / advocate

About Me

Sarah Rae is a long-term mental health service user. After a negative experience of acute care in 2005 Sarah became determined to influence the decision-making processes in her local mental health Trust. She currently works with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT) as a researcher and Patient Leader. She joined the CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) EoE, as a lay PPI Advisor to the Board, in 2011.

Sarah is also a trustee of national Mind and a trustee of National Voices. In addition, she works closely with the Eastern Academic Health Science Network.

Sarah is co-founder of PROMISE (Proactive Management of Integrated Services and Environments). The impact of this three-year initiative was to reduce the use of physical interventions within CPFT and prone restraint has almost been eliminated.

Two years ago, Sarah was selected to join the Q community. This is a national initiative, led by the Health Foundation, to connect people with improvement expertise in health and care across the UK.

Sarah is an Associate Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and a Community Research Adviser for the East of England Research Design Service.

Condition interest or area of knowledge

  • Mental Health

Where I can help

  • Cambridgeshire
  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk
  • UK (National)

Organisations I am involved with: 

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT)
  • EoE Citizens’ Senate
  • CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) EoE
  • MIND
  • National Voices
  • Health Foundation Q Community
  • Anglia Ruskin University
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