Rajvi Kotecha-Hazzard

Rajvi is a researcher and has worked at the McPin Foundation since April 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 in Harrow, she supported the delivery and evaluation for a range of projects and designed and facilitated mental health training to local organisations. At McPin Rajvi 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 especially to challenge stigma and discrimination. Rajvi holds a BSc with honours in Psychology and Anthropology from Brunel University, and an MA in International Relations from the University of Nottingham.