Youth Panellist She/Her Diya Dee-yah
Diya is part of our Youth Panel so she can help young people access the mental health support they need. Find out more about Diya.
Young people are increasingly unable to access the support that they need. Joining the movement creates a space for voices to be genuinely heard, which is so important, especially for those from marginalised communities.
The value I relate the most to is: 'we celebrate what makes you, you'.
I believe that accepting everyone equally, for who they are, is so vital. It is important at YoungMinds that we celebrate individuality, using it to bring us together rather than to divide us.
I switch off by playing guitar, reading, and watching comfort movies.
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.