Top flight associates in mental health and social care delivering service improvement



HS Consultancy Associates.


Hári Sewell


DMS, CQSW, PRINCE2 Practitioner, IOSH Managing Safely Certificate

Hári has a wide range of operational and strategic leadership experience in health and social care.  He is a social worker by background with nearly 30 years experience. 


Hári has held a number of senior roles within social care and the NHS in central government, regional services and local services. His last public sector role being as Executive Director for Organisational Development in an inner-city Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Hári Sewell is founder and Director of HS Consultancy. He is a writer and speaker in his specialist area of social justice, equalities and ethnicity, race and culture in mental health. Hári is honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire and Specialist Guest Lecturer at University of Bradford.  Hári has had various books, articles and book chapters published, with new material emerging regularly.


Hári has a reputation for being a strong communicator.  He is a nationally and internationally recognised trainer on critical race theory, unconscious bias, leading diverse organisations and teams and issues of equality and social justice.  


Hári worked with another local campaigner to secure services for survivors of sexual violence and currently runs a campaign “Men Supporting Women’s Rights” including “Men Against Rape”.  He is increasingly studying forms of masculinity and the possibilities in practice and employee relations to recognise the intersections between masculinity and other aspects of identity. Hári hosts the 'Seasoning the reasoning' podcasts available on Soundcloud and YouTube.


Hári is on the Council (of Trustees) of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and is on the Scientific Board of the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health.


Hári has worked through these roles and his publications to improve service provision for groups with protected characteristics (as defined within the Equality Act 2010).  He has used his position to advance this agenda and has earned a reputation nationally and internationally for this work.  




Specialist Areas:

  • Social care in mental health
  • Social justice, Equality and Diversity, Race Equality
  • Organisational change and development
  • Service users as change agents
  • Policy and strategy development
  • Service Improvement
  • Group facilitation
  • Development of person-centred recovery-focused mental health services
  • Presenting to top level audiences