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 managed a range of community mental health services in both the statutory and voluntary sector. Previously Jan was Associate Director of Social Care with South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, having first joined the Trust in 2004 as Vocational Services Manager. She has also worked with the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Rethink Mental Illness, and Outlook Care. She served as a non-executive director with North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust from 2015-2017.

Jan has written successful bids for proof of concept and evaluation projects, funded by government and third sector grants and is leading on a number of our key programmes:

  • Our IPS project funded by City Bridge Trust which is currently co-delivered, during the implementation phase, with Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind, and Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham, and will be taken over by these organisations in October 2019.
  • Working closely with NHS England on the roll out of the commitment in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health to double access to IPS in England by 2021. Jan is also a member of IPS Grow, which supports national development and quality assurance of IPS services.
  • Developing our current team of associates and supporting the Mental Health Economic Collaborative with the NHS Confederation and London School of Economics

Jan has run seminars and given presentations on the Centre's behalf in England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Spain, and the Czech Republic.

In 2017 Jan was awarded a Leadership Fellowship by ACEVO - the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.