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Jenny Edwards CBE
Chief Executive
Mental Health Foundation

Jenny has been Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation since 2013. She has focused the Foundation’s work on the prevention of and early intervention in mental health problems.  


Jenny is a member of the Common Mental Health Disorders Expert Reference Group; the Mental Health Policy Group; the Dementia Truth Inquiry Panel, the Steering Group of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition and the CCG Mental Health Leadership Programme.


Previously, Jenny chaired the Ministerial Advisory Group on Homelessness and the Mayor’s Roundtable of Homelessness. Jenny was instrumental in founding the Making Every Adult Matter Alliance, focusing on the multiple needs of mental health, addiction, homelessness and offending.  She co-authored the Hard Edges Report, mapping severe and multiple disadvantage across England. She was awarded a CBE in 2011 for her work.  To look after her mental health, Jenny enjoys walking and attending the opera.


Mindful Living Show Presentation
Friday 2nd June
11.20am-11.50am
Session Title: Breaking Down Barriers to Access Mindfulness