Specialisms: Mental Health, Campaigning, Politics
Luciana Berger was first elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree in 2010 aged 28. During her three terms in Parliament Luciana served as a shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Shadow Minister for Public Health and was the first-ever Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health. Luciana was a member of the Health and Social Care Select Committee between 2016 and November 2019 and was appointed Liberal Democrat Shadow Spokesperson for Health, Social Care and Wellbeing in 2019.
Luciana has long called for increased awareness, parity of esteem and improvement of mental health services. Luciana led a number of campaigns in parliament, including the call on the government to expand employer responsibility to include Mental Health First Aiders. Luciana was successful in amending a bill to introduce a ‘breathing space’ for those in a mental health crisis who are struggling with serious debt.
Luciana is an advisory board member of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, a Vice President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Vice President of the Jewish Leadership Council and an honorary fellow of the University of Liverpool’s Heseltine Institute.