Director of Programmes
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Tel: 07890 519302

Jan Hutchinson joined Centre for Mental Health as Director of Programmes and Performance in 2011. Jan qualified as a social worker in 1994 and has established and managed a range of community mental health services in both the statutory and voluntary sector. In 2005 Jan joined SEPT, an NHS Trust providing specialist mental health services in Essex and Bedfordshire, as Head of Vocational Services and subsequently Associate Director of Social Care.

Jan is currently leading on a number of key Centre for Mental Health programmes:

  • Promoting the Individual Placement and Support approach to employment for people with mental health needs
  • Workplace Training: an evidence-based training programme to build the confidence and competence of line managers to identify and support staff experiencing mental distress in the workplace
  • a number of employment-related projects into support for people with chaotic lifestyles, ex-offenders, mental health and the Work Programme and people using individual budgets to purchase their support.