Lisa Morrison

About Lisa Morrison

Lisa is a lived experience consultant, mental health campaigner and post graduate student. She also works for Participation and Practice of Rights (PPR), a human rights organisation campaigning for a “New Script” for mental health. 

Areas of interest

  • Human Rights and Mental Health
  • Relational Practice
  • Activism and Empowerment

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Lisa runs her own Training and Consultancy, bringing her lived and learned experiences to educate about the value and importance of trauma informed values and principles, both for people needing, and those working across a range of services. After being in psychiatric services for over 30 years with multiple diagnoses, medications and hospitalisations, she is reclaiming who she is without the many labels imposed on her. She also works for Participation and Practice of Rights (PPR), a human rights organisation campaigning for a “New Script” for mental health which recognises the impact of trauma, social injustice and inequality on people’s mental and emotional health and well-being. 

At the heart of her work are relationships and the belief that every interaction matters. She loves learning and values research and theories but believes we need to remember, value and reclaim our innate wisdom. To get back to basics, nurture and celebrate heart work, and honour our common humanity.  In creating spaces and building relationships where people’s inherent worth, gifts, strengths and skills can be harnessed, learning deepens where change that is meaningful and sustainable can happen.

It was reconnection with nature that led to Lisa’s path of healing and growth (a lifetime’s work), and she is grateful for the people over her life who have made this possible. She has learnt that multiple versions of reality exist and the different ways we come to understand ourselves, others and the world around us, are influenced by many factors. She recognises ‘difference’ can be challenging and also integral to the beautiful, sometimes tattered tapestry that is life. People should have choices about how they make sense and meaning of their experiences with more embodied, creative forms of expression, integral to our lives. PPR New Script campaign’s values of connection, compassion, community and choice, sum it up.

Lisa is in her second year at Ulster University, Belfast, of a Post Graduate Research Methods Programme for Social Workers, The Development and Co-production of Social Care Research having secured a ‘service user’ place. Her research is asking the question ‘What are the factors that impact the emotional health and well-being of Approved Social Workers’. 

Lisa is part of a campaign group calling for an audit of Electroconvulsive Therapy. She has co-authored a paper with Prof John Read and Dr Chris Harrop, 2023 ‘An independent audit of Electroconvulsive Therapy patient information leaflets in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice 96 (4) 885-901.

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