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 over 20 years experience. Recent projects include reviews of crisis resolution and home treatment teams; reviews of day hospitals for older people with mental health problems; develivery of a service specification and metrics for a primary care mental health liaison function and delivery of a organisational staff engagement project in a large national charity.  He has undertaken national research on race equality for the Department of Health.

Hári has held a number of senior roles within social care and the NHS most recently Executive Director for Organisational Development in an inner-city Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Previous to this Hári has held roles as Director of Substance Misuse Services, Director of Social Care, Business Link Inspector in Social Services Inspectorate, Regional Implementation for National Service Framework and Head of Strategic Planning in Housing and Social Service Directorate.

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 positions to advance this agenda and has earned a reputation nationally and internationally for this work.  


Hári also led the Race Equality programme for the National Mental Health Development Unit up to the end of March 2011. Details here:

Specialist Areas:

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