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Youth Panellist - They/Them Ruby (Roo-bee)

Ruby's values

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Why are you on the Youth Panel at YoungMinds?

I’m interested in understanding how charities like YoungMinds work internally, and want to contribute to having different perspectives represented in conversations around young people’s mental health on a larger scale.

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'.

Everyone affected deserves to have a voice in conversations about mental health, so I think it’s really important for YoungMinds to support and echo people who might not otherwise be heard.

About Ruby

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

  • Creative

  • Determined

  • Introvert

YoungMinds staff all wearing yellow for #HelloYellow 2023, posing with their hands in the air.

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

I switch off by going rock climbing, looking after my pets or listening to music.

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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