Jan Hutchinson

Director of Programmes and Performance, Centre for Mental Health

Jan Hutchinson joined the 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 Lead for Vocational Services and subsequently Associate Director of Social Care. 

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

  • Impact on Depression: 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
  • Promoting the Individual Placement and Support approach to employment for people with mental health needs
  • A number of research projects related to employment for people with a range of needs such as those with chaotic lifestyles, ex-offenders and people using individual budgets to purchase support.