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The Mental Health Network: fixing a Cinderella service

Chief executive of the Mental Health Network Sean Duggan took up post in November last year. He tells Mental Health Practice about the big issues in mental health.

Chief executive of the Mental Health Network Sean Duggan took up post in November last year. He tells Mental Health Practice about the big issues in mental health.

‘Mental health has never been so high profile’, declares Sean Duggan – a man certainly qualified to know.

Mr Duggan, who has spent nearly 40 years in a career dedicated to mental healthcare and has worn many hats in and outside of the NHS, now occupies one of the nation’s key roles in this field.

A nurse by background, Mr Duggan took the helm of the Mental Health Network (MHN), the national body working diligently to boost the profile of mental health care, last November.

MHN membership is open to all mental health organisations offering NHS-funded services and as newly appointed chief executive, Mr Duggan is privy to every challenge and success out there.

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