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Youth Panellist - She/They Blaise (Blayz)

Blaise's values

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Why are you on the Youth Panel at YoungMinds?

I think I can offer a diverse perspective to the Youth Panel as an autistic person of colour and I want to represent other young people in these groups!

Which of our values do you relate to most, and why do you think it’s an important value for us?

The value I relate the most to is: 'celebrate what makes you, you'.

I think it’s so wonderful that everybody is so different and brings such a variety of traits, skills and passions to society. It’s important that YoungMinds celebrate the differences in all young people since the best person to be is yourself!

About Blaise

We celebrate what makes you, you. What three words describes you best?

  • Energetic

  • Approachable

  • Intelligent

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What do you do to switch off and take care of your mental health?

I switch off by listening to music or spending time with my pets!

About our Youth Panel

Our Youth Panel works with us for three years to help shape our future as a charity and achieve our mission. They talk about things like strategy, safeguarding, fundraising, organisational culture, risk management, data protection, brand and marketing.

Our current Youth Panel joined us in October 2023.

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