Two senior appointments announced at the Mental Health Foundation

20th Feb 2023
Challenging mental health inequalities

The Foundation announces Alexa Knight as the Foundation’s Director of England and Metz Acres to join as Associate Director of HR and Wellbeing.

As spring approaches, the Mental Health Foundation has announced two new arrivals on the senior team at the leading mental health charity. Metz Acres will be joining as Associate Director of HR and Wellbeing and Alexa Knight joins as the new Director of England.

CEO of the Foundation, Mark Rowland, said:

“We are delighted to have appointed both Alexa and Metz. These key roles are vital for the delivery of our new strategy, focused on the prevention of poor mental health with a specific focus on groups at greater risk across the UK.”

“Our charity has a vision for good mental health for all. Both new roles will be vital in increasing the impact of our work and ensuring we deepen our commitment to be an inclusive, anti-racist organisation that is working to stem the mental health crisis in this country.”

Alexa Knight joins as an experienced senior leader with a deep personal commitment to mental health. This is alongside professional experience on the senior management team at Rethink Mental Illness.

Metz Acres brings more than ten years’ experience in HR leadership roles in third sector, with her most recent role as Head of People & Culture at the Christian Action Housing Association.

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About the Mental Health Foundation

  • we have been the home of Mental Health Awareness Week since 2001
  • our vision is for good mental health for all
  • we work to prevent mental health problems
  • we drive change towards a mentally healthy society for all and support communities, families and individuals to lead mentally healthy lives with a particular focus on those at greatest risk of poor mental health
  • we are committed to promoting an anti-racist, inclusive community where we can all be ourselves
  • we rely on voluntary donations to provide evidence-based advice and carry out vital work to prevent poor mental health
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