Hanna first started working in adult mental health services in 1999. Prior to obtaining her Social Work Qualification, Hanna worked in Training and Clinical Governance and represented service users within a Mental Health Trust at management and senior management level. Hanna gained her social work degree in 2011 and went on to gain her Masters in Adult Mental Health. She continues to practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act 1983 and as a Best Interests Assessor (BIA) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to ensure her role as a trainer remains credible and appropriate to the subject matter she is delivering. Hanna has worked in all areas of adult social care including learning disability transitions, older people, physical health and mental health.
Hanna has been the MCA / DoLS lead for a local authority in London for a number of years, providing professional advice on MCA and DoLS for social care staff and managers and Best Interest Assessors, working strategically with management and partner agencies to ensure good practice is adhered to in the ever-changing legal landscape. Hanna has extensive experience of attending the Court of Protection relating to DoLS, Mental Capacity Act and Adult Safeguarding. Hanna was asked to join the National Mental Capacity Forum Leadership Group and is passionate about the Mental Capacity Act and ensuring that practice enshrines the principals if the Act.