Youth Panellist He/Him Nathan Ney-thun
Nathan is part of our Youth Panel and brings his experience with mental health and his strategic skills to support our mission. Find out more about Nathan.
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.
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.
Swimming, hiking and listening to music all help me to clear my mind.
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.