Director of Mental Health Innovation
Nick is Innovation Unit’s Director for Innovation in Mental Health. He leads and is responsible for our portfolio of mental health work across adults, children and young people.
Nick led the National Lottery funded Living Well UK programme (2018-2022), 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 make positive change in their professional and personal lives.
Three key learnings on how to change UK mental health systems for…
Innovation Unit is delighted to share with you our learning about how to change the UK’s mental health systems in order to generate significant impact, based on our experience of supporting pioneering places to adapt and adopt Living Well systems.
09 May 23
Changing UK mental health systems for the better: Learning #1
Learning #1 – a new response to mental health is urgent and possible
18 May 23
Dear mental health system: can we help?
At Innovation Unit, we’ve been working on mental health system transformation for over a decade. So when the teenage daughter of our Director of Mental Health Innovation, Nick Webb, experienced anxiety and stress, he was dismayed to see how much further the system has to go to truly meet children and young people’s needs.
26 Oct 22