Luciana Berger is a pivotal figure in mental health. As a former politician, she is most known for serving as the Liberal Democrat MP for Liverpool Wavertree between 2010-2019. As an advocate for mental health, Luciana served as Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Shadow Minister for Public Health, issuing campaigns for better health services and support. When booked for events, Luciana speaks on touching topics such as climate change, current affairs, gender equality, wellbeing, and mental health
Passionate about politics, Luciana studied a Master’s degree in Government, Politics, and Policy at Birkbeck, University of London. She began her parliamentary career working for Accenture Plc in the government strategy unit and progressed in her career by campaigning as a Government and Parliamentary Manager for the NHS Confederation. In 2007, Luciana gained her first established political role as Director of Labour Friends of Israel, where her experience and knowledge made her a pivotal figure in British politics.
Luciana was elected as the Liberal Democrat MP for Liverpool Wavertree in 2010. A policy leader until 2019, Luciana was appointed as Shadow Minister for Public Health and Shadow Minister for Mental Health. In these positions, Luciana campaigned heavily to drive forward the mental health agenda, public health, energy, and climate change. She also led the successful campaign to change the law, banning smoking in cars with children sitting in the back and the #WheresYourHeadAt campaign, calling on the government to increase employer responsibility for Mental Health First Aiders.
After experiencing antisemitic abuse whilst working as a politician, Luciana stands as Vice President on the Jewish Leadership Council and was the Chair of the Jewish Labour Movement, fighting for the abolishment of antisemitism. She is an inspiration for women in politics as the youngest female member of the front bench of Parliament between 2010-2015, in a government with only 34% female members. She is also Chair of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, encouraging inclusion. Considering her allegiance to politics, Luciana has earned many awards, such as the Jewish Care Woman of Distinction Award, the Jo Cox Memorial Award for Bravery & Heroism as well as being honoured in Vogue 25.
As an advocate for mental health and public health, Luciana is a supportive speaker, illuminating the need for change and understanding. With an extensive knowledge of wellbeing, Luciana is the perfect speaker to encourage better guidance in various areas of health. Book her today as an inspirational speaker that will leave an enduring impact.