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Christine Hutchison

Christine is a Director of Edge. She has worked in the NHS and Social Services since 1985 initially as a qualified music therapist before retraining as a social worker in 1992. Christine worked as an ASW/AMHP from 1995- 2013. She has considerable practice experience in mental health, including management of CMHTs and as a local authority mental health training officer. She has been training in mental health services since 2002 and has lectured on a range of university social work training courses.

Christine was a Mental Health Act Commissioner from 2009 until 2013. She lectures for Bournemouth University on the Approved Mental Health Professional/Best Interest Assessor post-graduate training and sits as a Specialist Lay Member for the Mental Health Tribunal.Christine is co-author of Mental Health Law- part of the Palgrave series- Focus on Social Work Law- published in September 2016.(

What people say about Christine:“Excellent facilitation by Christine, very helpful, useful course”“Excellent trainer who as per usual delivered this to a high standard. A very enjoyable day.”“Very user-friendly style of delivery that makes it conducive to excellent learning. Fully involves and answers questions of participants”“Best and most stimulating and relevant course I have recently attended. All content focused and relevant, challenging and informative”BooksMental Health (Focus on Social Work Law) (ISBN-13: 978-1137447401)​