Lisa Archibald (she/ her) had a rocky childhood and even rockier teen years, she first accessed peer support as a young person many moons ago. This worked out way better than the clinical support she received! After graduating university in 1999 she started to facilitate peer support groups, set up and coordinate peer advocacy services then eventually went on to establish and work with a number of peer communities and grass roots projects.
From 2013-2020, Lisa began some big adventures including living and learning in New Zealand for nearly 7 years where she supported the growth & development of the Intentional Peer Support New Zealand hub. After feeling home sick and exhausted with battles and fights with immigration, Lisa moved back home to Scotland in 2020. Lisa is an experienced IPS trainer and supports IPS training coordination, hubs, and curriculum development. In 2022, Lisa became a co-director of Intentional Peer Support.