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Youth Panellist - He/Him Oliver (Ol-i-vuh)

Oliver's values

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Why are you on the Youth Panel at YoungMinds?

Being on the Youth Panel allows me to influence decisions on mental health provision, education, and all that YoungMinds does. I enjoy solving problems, especially matters which can help people.

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: 'kindness is our strength'.

'Kindness is our strength' is a value which resonates lots. In some domains it may be seen as a weakness, but YoungMinds demonstrates that being compassionate and authentic is very powerful.

About Oliver

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

  • Caring

  • Analytical

  • Creative

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

I spend time with family and friends, cooking and gaming.

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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