A picture of our Youth Panellist Joseph.

Youth Panellist - He/Him Joseph

Joseph'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 am currently studying for A Levels. My year were the first school year to physically sit GCSE’s and our schooling was significantly affected by Covid. There has been an exponential increase in adolescent mental health problems such as anxiety and depression and I wanted to contribute to the discussion.

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'.

We need to feel empowered to challenge and question whenever we feel wronged.

About Joseph

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

  • Empathetic

  • Honest

  • Trustworthy

A picture of our Youth Panellist Joseph.

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

I relax and socialise with my friends.

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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