Raj Hazzard

Raj is a researcher who joined Mcpin in 2015. She has worked in the field of mental health, both in the charity sector and for the NHS. This has included providing peer support to individuals leaving crisis care and in hospital, introducing innovative practices to support wellbeing. At Mind, she supported the delivery and evaluation for a range of projects and designed and facilitated mental health training to local organisations. At McPin Raj has worked on a range of projects include a national evaluation of community-based peer support, and a number of evaluations looking at how employment and job-seeking effects those with mental health difficulties. She has a passion for using her lived experience of mental health to further understanding of systemic and intersectional approaches to understanding mental health, particularly in the realm of stigma and discrimination. Raj holds a BSc with honours in Psychology and Anthropology and an MA in International Relations.