A picture of our Youth Panellist Emily.

Youth Panellist - She/Her Emily (Em-uh-lee)

Emily's values

A group of young people sit around a table talking to each other. The person closest to the camera as the back to the camera and wears a dark red knitted jumper.

Why are you on the Youth Panel at YoungMinds?

I’ve spent my marketing career in the charity and social impact sector, campaigning for change, from youth empowerment to homelessness and refugees, and more recently social work.

I’m really passionate about youth empowerment and mental health so I’m thrilled to share my professional and personal experiences to help the Directors and Board of Trustees make the best decisions to achieve YoungMinds' mission.

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: 'we’re not afraid to speak up for what’s right.'.

Young people are growing up in an increasingly pressurising society, facing more challenges than ever before, yet most don’t have the voice or the platform to speak up for things that will affect their futures, because they’re too young to vote or ‘too young to know better’. From young people’s rights to mental health, YoungMinds knows what needs to change because young people tell them. If they raise their voices, so does YoungMinds.

About Emily

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

  • Creative

  • Empathetic

  • Changemaker

A picture of our Youth Panellist Emily.

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

I love spending time with my Labrador, watching Disney for comfort, and baking NYC cookies. (Watch out, Great British Bake Off!)

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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