A picture of our Youth Panellist Ken.

Youth Panellist - He/Him Ken

Ken'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 think queer visibility and mental health is important. I can offer a perspective of a young person working on their identity and provide a view from my background and current point in life as a university student.

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 celebrate what makes you, you'.

Understanding individual differences as something to be celebrated I believe is something amazing and core to YoungMinds. Through an appreciation of all the different aspects of people, we can learn how to approach different challenges.

About Ken

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

  • Motivated

  • Mindful

  • Organised

A picture of our Youth Panellist Ken.

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

I switch off by listening to music, seeing friends or finding a new cute place to eat.

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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Find out more about YoungMinds, who we are and what we do

Take a look at our mission, values, strategy and meet more of our team.