YoungMinds Emma Thomas

Chief Executive she/her Emma Thomas

Emma joined YoungMinds as CEO in July 2018. Prior to this, she worked as a consultant for a range of youth organisations on digital adoption and strategic development and was Chief Executive of The Mix. Emma has wide-ranging experience across commercial and third sectors, as well as working at the BBC developing new digital services and campaigns. For the past ten years she has worked in the youth sector advocating for young people to have a greater voice in society and in improving services.

Emma is a member of the NHS England Independent Advisory and Oversight Group, the NHS Long Term Plan steering group, the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group, the Children’s Commissioner’s Inpatient Taskforce Oversight Board and the ITV Mental Health Advisory Group. Emma's advice to her younger self? Life will never take the path you expect; that’s ok as you have strengths you never imagined.