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Youth Panellist - She/Her Scarlett (Skaa-luht)

Scarlett's values

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Why are you on the Youth Panel at YoungMinds?

I’m on the Youth Panel because I’m passionate about mental health and I want to help in decision making within the charity as a young person with lived experience of struggling with their mental health. I think it’s great and really important that YoungMinds want to hear the voices and opinions of young people and allow us to help in decision making in ultimately a better future for young people’s mental health and the mental health services.

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'.

I believe this is important because YoungMinds is for all young people, regardless of race, religion, sexuality or gender identity. People of all backgrounds can struggle with their mental health and often prejudice against people from different backgrounds can cause problems in mental health. YoungMinds celebrates diversity and it’s important that everyone feels like they can access support for their mental health if they need to.

About Scarlett

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

  • Creative

  • Compassionate

  • Enthusiastic

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

I switch off by listening to music, journaling, or spending time with my family and friends.

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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