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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

The origins of my career

Youth Mental Health is so crucial to our whole society 'working well'. With 50% of adult mental health issues presenting before age 14, and 75% before the early 20's; we know it is a vitally important time to educate and support mental health. Yet, it continues to be underfunded and misunderstood... 

My early career was all about adolescent mental health, and I remain so passionate about this topic. I still regularly give talks, training courses, and consultancy for projects focused on youth mental health.


I truly believe in extending our view of young people or adolescents to beyond the binary divide of adult/child when somebody reaches age 18. We need to think about the whole demographic from age 13-25, and the unique social, emotional, and hormonal changes for this group. Not to mention, the unique brain development that we now know is happening until age 25. 

I have extensive experience working in adolescent mental health. From parliamentary work, to strategy, to consulting on innovation, to running projects directly with young people.​

I will never stop in my fight to improve youth mental health through innovation, through education, and using technology. 

We CAN do better, and I am determining to keep making change. 

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AWARDS

  • Rotary Community Champion Award

  • The Diana Award - Changemaker

  • Rotary Young Citizen of the Year

  • UWE Student Union - Special Recognition Award

  • Business Insider: 'Cambridge Students to Watch'

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • TEDx talk - "Why we need to re-brand adolescent mental health"

  • Key speaker at the first ever Cambridge Union debate on mental health

  • Researched & wrote Wise Up Report and launched in parliament 

  • Keynote speaker for UNICEF Asia on youth mental health 

  • Judge for international youth mental health innovation awards

  • Trained 200+ educators, social care professionals, teachers, nursery staff in youth mental health awareness

  • Ran multiple youth mental health organisations including Student Minds Cambridge

  • Successfully campaigned for a new multi-million pound youth NHS mental health unit with my family's charity The Invictus Trust

  • Led a university mental health strategy for 35,000 students

  • Ran wellbeing behaviour programmes for young people

  • Consulted on youth MH tech including virtual reality, apps, and online counselling

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TALK TO ME ABOUT YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH!

Project consultancy, keynote speeches, podcasts, panel talks, training, report or book contributions and more

 

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