We’re delighted that our new chief executive, Sarah Hughes, officially begins her role today. Sarah was previously chief executive of Cambridgeshire Mind, leading high impact campaigns such as Stop Suicide and StressLess. Having initially trained as a social worker, Sarah has 25 years’ experience working in mental health and criminal justice and has managed a range of community and secure services. She also led the research and evaluation of the pioneering First Night in Custody project at Holloway Prison.

Sarah commented,

I am delighted to join the Centre at what feels like the most important time for mental health policy and research. I believe the Centre is at the heart of some of the most important thinking around this and so it is a huge privilege to be here. Alongside our many partners we want to see policy and practice come together to ensure improved access to effective services for all. I look forward to the coming months.

To learn more about Sarah, view her staff profile.