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Promoting Excellence In Psychological Health & Wellbeing

Sunny Kalsy-Lillico

Sunny Kalsy-Lillico

Chair, Psychological Professions Network (PPN), Midlands

Sunny is a HCPC registered Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in NHS healthcare in Birmingham and Solihull and is Chair of the Midlands Psychological Professions Network. Her current role is Chief Psychologist. Sunny’s own personal professional interests and areas of speciality are in ageing, disability issues, the integration of physical health with mental health needs and the promotion of psychological mindedness across systems, teams and organisations. She is a recipient of the British Psychological Society’s May Davidson Award for contributions to British Clinical Psychology with her work published in national and international peer reviewed journals and books. Sunny is also a qualified Family Therapist, Mediator, Executive Coach & Mentor and a BPS accredited Occupational Test User for Ability and Personality. Equality, diversity and inclusivity are core to Sunny’s values and practices as is her commitment to biopsychosocial approach to health and care.


Marilyn McKoy

Marilyn McKoy

Service Improvement and Development Partner, Psychological Professions Network (PPN), Midlands

Marilyn is responsible for the delivering the programme management of the PPN Midlands. Marilyn is an Occupational Therapist and additionally she holds an MSc in Health Service Improvement. Marilyn has contributed to spreading Improvement methodology both locally and nationally, delivering Improvement methodology training and contributed to publications within Occupational Therapy. Marilyn has worked within the NHS for over 20 years in various clinical and managerial roles and has a passion for improving the quality of care.


Lauren Ross

Lauren Ross

Assistant Psychologist, Psychological Professions Network (PPN), Midlands

Lauren is an assistant psychologist with a background in Psychology (BSc). She has been involved in the establishment and set up of the PPN Midlands. Lauren is committed to help join up all psychological professions and the future psychological workforce to shape a more united voice to support excellent practice. Equality, diversity and inclusivity are core to her values. Lauren is dedicated to working in partnership with experts by experience to improve quality and experience in services.


Rebecca Jacobs

Rebecca Jacobs

Assistant Psychologist, Psychological Professions Network (PPN), Midlands

Rebecca joined the PPN Midlands in June 2021, 3 years after graduating in her BSc Psychology degree. She is keen to contribute towards improving psychological practice and is especially interested in utilising the experiences of service users to achieve this. Rebecca also strives to promote and increase awareness of the 12 psychological professions, in hope that this will highlight the opportunities and avenues that are available to those who are interested in pursuing a career in psychology. She believes that psychology should be diverse and inclusive; accessible and available to all.


Helen Smith

Helen Smith

Portfolio Manager (Midlands) – Mental Health, Health Education England

Helen joined the NHS in 2002, following a career in vocational education and delivering employability projects for people with disabilities. During her NHS career, Helen has held a number of roles all focusing on education, training and workforce development and planning. Helen joined Health Education England at its inception in 2013 and since 2017 she has worked on a range of Mental Health workforce projects and programmes and became the Mental Health Portfolio Manager for HEE in the Midlands in late 2020.

Become a Member

Becoming a member of the Psychological Professions Network gives you access to a wide variety of resources and opportunities to contribute and influence