Jan Hutchinson is the Director of Programmes and Performance at the Centre for Mental Health.
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 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.
Interviewer: Natalie Ofosu-Sefah.