Nick Webb

Nick Webb

Director of Mental Health Innovation

Nick is Innovation Unit’s director for innovation in mental health and leads our work in mental health. He is responsible for our portfolio of mental health work across adults and children and young people.

Nick led the National Lottery funded Living Well UK programme (2018-22), supporting four pioneering places in the UK to build Living Well systems of support for good mental health and wellbeing.

He began his career in local government with the London Borough of Camden, where he first led housing strategy and then the Council’s approach to engaging with and investing in its local third sector. During his time in local government he pioneered new ways of thinking about housing services in terms of wellbeing and led the development of the UK’s first outcomes based models of commissioning and grant making.

Nick managed the Cabinet Office Innovation in Giving Fund at Nesta before joining the national office of Mind, the mental health charity, where he led innovations in organisational development support for local Mind associations. This included co-designing and delivering a successful leadership development programme for senior Mind leaders.

He is interested in human centred systems change and evidence and theory of how people grow and develop in their professional and personal lives.