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As a YoungMinds Trustee you will have a significant impact in the work of the organisation, helping us to ensure that young people's voices are heard and shape what we do.

Key information

YoungMinds Trustee
Application closing date
08 Dec 2023
Interview date
Working environment

8-12 days work per year

About this role

Young people’s mental health is one of the most urgent issues facing the UK today. At YoungMinds, we want to make sure that all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, whatever that looks like for them.

We are looking for Trustees who have a genuine, heartfelt affinity to our cause, and have a passion for collaborating and working with young people and families to achieve change. You’ll be joining a bright, dynamic team who are committed to supporting our ambitions.

Our current strategy sets out our three main programmes that you would contribute to:

  • Never Alone

    Helping young people to look after their own mental health.

    We provide young people with reassurance and advice to help them make positive choices for their mental health and know what to do next if they are struggling.

  • Someone To Turn To

    Making sure young people have adults around them who can really help.

    Whenever a young person opens up about their mental health to an adult they trust, we want them to find someone who really gets it and can respond positively.

  • Powerful Young Voices

    Building a youth-led movement to make sure mental health support is there for anyone that needs it.

    By building a movement for change, through which young people can create the societal changes they want to see, we know that far more young people will get the support they need.

To read more about the role of a Trustee and what you would be required to do, please download the role canvas below.

Youngminds Trustee role canvas

About you

What skills/experience are we looking for in our Trustees?

We aim to recruit a diverse range of Trustees to cover the skills we need. Each Trustee should have experience in at least one of the following (or similar transferable skills and/or experience):

  • the ability to support our income generation with experience working with diverse income streams
  • the ability to drive our digital capability and help us to evolve our data, systems and services
  • a progressive, empathetic approach to developing organisational culture and creating equitable and diverse workplaces in people and HR practices
  • knowledge and experience of legal and governance matters in a charity context
  • expertise or experience of mental health and connected social or emotional needs, including from a frontline practitioner or clinical perspective
  • knowledge and experience of strategic communications, brand development and engagement
  • experience of supporting an organisation to engage young people effectively in decision making and contributing to strategy development.
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All Trustees should have a passion for working with young people and young people’s participation in decision making and governance.

We welcome applications from Black and minoritised, LGBTQIA+ groups as well as from younger people, as they are currently under-represented on our Board.

We hope that you would like to join us at a very exciting stage of our growth and development.

YoungMinds Trustee information pack

  • Opportunity to influence and have impact at a critical time in young people's mental health.
  • Develop understanding of the impact of young people’s participation on their mental health.
  • Ability to shape how we develop our work with young people.
  • Developing knowledge of charity operations and sector.
  • Connecting as well as motivating others who share your interests.
  • Work and learn from others as part of a team.
  • Have an impact on an organisation and cause you care about.
  • Develop or learn new skills including leadership, collaboration, finance and decision making.
  • Connect with others who share your interests.
  • Give something back
Find out more about our strategy

Apply now

One of our values is: “We celebrate what makes you you – whoever you are, we welcome you and encourage you to be true to yourself”. 

If you are excited about helping us to achieve our mission, passionate about working at an organisation that puts the lived experience of young people at the heart of everything we do and want to be part of our drive to become a truly anti-racist organisation we want to hear from you.

To apply, please follow the application process outlined in the YoungMinds Trustee information pack. You will need to send your completed questions along with your CV and completed diversity self-identification form to

Download the diversity self-identification form
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About YoungMinds

Join our webinar: An introduction to YoungMinds

When you join YoungMinds, you’ll be part of a passionate, hardworking team that cares about the work they do and wants to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people.

To learn more about our organisation and what we do, you can register to join our free webinar: An introduction to YoungMinds.

The webinar will be held on 29th November 2023 at 4:30pm.

If you would like to attend, please register your interest with the recruitment team by emailing

The registration deadline is Friday 24th November 2023.

Register your interest

Our vision

  • A world where no young person feels alone with their mental health.

    We want to see a world where every young person who is struggling feels able to reach out, and has people and services around them who can really help.

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