Sarah Hughes is Chief Executive of the Centre for Mental Health. She has worked in mental health and criminal justice for 27 years. Having initially trained as a social worker, Sarah has managed a range of innovative community and secure services, most recently at Mind in Cambridgeshire. She led the evaluation of the pioneering First Night in Custody project in Holloway Prison which saw the roll out of these principles across the prison estate. Sarah is also undertaking a professional doctorate with the Tavistock and Portman Centre studying Women, Resilience and Leadership. She writes a blog and has written many guest pieces for various platforms.
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