A picture of our Youth Panellist Nathan.

Youth Panellist - He/Him Nathan (Ney-thun)

Nathan'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?

Mental health is such an important topic and, now more than ever, I believe that the work of YoungMinds is vital to ensure that no young person feels alone with their mental health. With personal history of experiencing and witnessing mental health challenges, I’m extra keen to use my strategic skills and play my part in supporting YoungMinds’ work.

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 optimistic'.

Recent years have presented immeasurable challenges for young people and wider society, but we have to be optimistic and take practical steps forward. We need to focus on the positives and the positive potential in order to achieve change. The work of YoungMinds is vital to helping people understand that they are not alone and that things can get better.

About Nathan

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

  • Strategic

  • Analytical

  • Approachable

A picture of our Youth Panellist Nathan.

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

Swimming, hiking and listening to music all help me to clear my mind.

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.

Meet more of our Youth Panel

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.