Policy

  • Dr Marc Bush - Director of Evidence and Policy

    Dr Marc Bush - Director of Evidence and Policy

    Marc joined us in 2015 and spends his days working to shape Government policy on mental health. Whether it’s research or talking to children and young people who have experienced mental health problems, Marc takes their experiences and helps translate it into policies that can help make things better.

    Marc’s advice to his 16 year old self? #ItGetsBetter

  • Matt - Policy and Government Affairs Manager

    Matt - Policy and Government Affairs Manager

    Before joining us, Matt worked as a researcher for an MP. Today, he’s working with us to have an influence on Government policy and key decision makers about the importance of mental health in young people.

    Matt's advice to his 16 year old self? #LifeIsMoreThanOneDay

  • Emily – Policy and Parliamentary Officer

    Emily – Policy and Parliamentary Officer

    Emily supports our work on parliamentary engagement, finding out what’s happening in Parliament and working to ensure that children and young people’s mental health is on the agenda. Before joining YoungMinds, she worked in the Civil Service – and prior to that she was our intern!

    Emily’s advice to her 16 year old self? Life is too short to be caught up on what everyone else thinks of you… so don’t listen when they tell you that your hair is ‘too blonde’ or that you have ‘too many’ coats.

  • Thad – Evidence and Innovation Manager

    Thad – Evidence and Innovation Manager

    Thad is our Evidence and Innovation Manager, with more than thirteen years’ experience in the field of research, evaluation and policy in the non-profit sector. He leads on the design and implementation of new frameworks, systems and processes, which help us innovate and evaluate our impact. Before joining YoungMinds he worked at a range of youth charities delivering services to young people.

    That’s advice to his 16 year old? You can achieve anything if you work hard enough!

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