YoungMinds Deirdre Kehoe

Director of Training and Services she/her Deirdre Kehoe

As our Director of Training and Services, Deirdre leads the teams that deliver our parent services and training and consultancy work. After 20 years at charities like the NSPCC, Diabetes UK and Arthritis Research UK, she started working in support services in 2013. It’s here she’s found her passion, and feels privileged to have a job where she can go home every day knowing that her team have helped someone.

Deirdre’s advice to her younger self? Be kind to yourself and to others. When I was 16 I had a Yeats quote stuck up on my wall that said ‘I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you tread on my dreams.’ Life can be tough, but kindness can make all the difference.