Mental Health

We believe that good Mental Health is critical to everyone’s health and wellbeing. The HIN aims to ensure that Mental Health is embedded in all our health programmes; Healthy Ageing, Diabetes and Stroke Prevention, MSK, and Patient Safety in line with the Five Year Forward View for mental health.

Additionally, the HIN is playing a key role to encourage and support the spread and adoption of evidence-based good practice in Mental Health through our networks and partnerships, and by working with a wide range of stakeholders in south London.


Young Onset Dementia

Zero Suicide

Reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors in people with serious mental illness

Mental Health & Physical Health

Maximising Digital Opportunities in Adult Mental Health

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for Older Adults

NHS Innovation Accelerator: Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) model

The Team

Aileen Jackson.

Head of Mental Health, Mental Health

Aileen is Head of Mental Health at HIN. She has worked extensively in the health and social care sector including: commissioning, service development, workforce development and social work management and delivery. She is also a qualified trainer and a registered social worker.

Lydia Davies

Project Support Officer, Mental Health

Lydia is a Project Support Officer for Healthy Ageing and Mental Health at the HIN. She graduated from King’s College London in 2018 with an undergraduate degree in Global Health and Social Medicine. Prior to her work at HIN, Lydia has carried out an internship in New York City with disabled children and regularly sings with people with dementia.

Mujtaba Husain

Clinical Director, Mental Health

Muj is a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at King’s College Hospital. He is interested in areas where mind and body illnesses overlap or co-exist. He also specialises in persistent physical (including medically unexplained) symptoms at the Maudsley Hospital’s Persistent Physical Symptoms Unit. He is a former NHS Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow and past Chair of committees for doctors in training at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Amy Semple

Senior Project Manager, Mental Health

Amy spent 10 years in the private sector in business management before changing career. Graduating with BSc Health Studies and Master Public Health from Kings College London she worked as a Health Researcher for national charities and Local Government before joining the NHS. Hobbies include gardening, travelling and real ale.

Josh Brewster

Project Manager, Mental Health

Josh is a Project Manager for Healthy Ageing and Mental Health. He holds a BSc in Biomedical Science and a PGDip in Healthcare Leadership. He joined the NHS as a Management Trainee in 2014, gaining experience in service improvement at Hull Royal Infirmary, before taking a role at North East Lincolnshire CCG.

Nicola Reynolds

Nicola is a Principal Clinical Psychologist in Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Lead for the ASD and ADHD pathway​. Nicola has worked in CAMHS and Specialist Children's Services for over ten years. Previously a Fellow on the Digital Pioneer Fellowship, Nicola has a keen interest in developing digital ways of working.

News, blogs and events

March 27, 2020

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing: our staff and com…

March 5, 2020

Saved by social: can young people be helped to cope online with s…

November 19, 2019

Save every life

October 10, 2019

World Mental Health Day: A story of a burning platform for change

June 20, 2019

The first cohort of LGBTQ+ Project Dare graduate!

February 7, 2019

Time to Talk – mental health and the role of digital

January 21, 2019

Health Innovation Network sign up to join the #EquallyWellUK char…

January 24, 2018

Speeding up the best in mental health together