Chairperson Dr Elizabeth Vallance
Elizabeth's vision for YoungMinds: to make YoungMinds synonymous in the public mind with children and young people's mental health and resilience.
Elizabeth's advice to her younger self: Keep calm and carry on!
Vice-Chair Peter Jenkins, Director of Finance and Operations, Power to Change
Peter's vision for YoungMinds: To be an organisation that makes a real difference children and young people with mental health problems.
Peter's advice to his younger self: Life may not turn out as you imagine, but it will turn out fine.
Rob Mack, CFYP Service Manager, Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Trust
Rob's vision for YoungMinds: To be the leading voice in championing and fighting for positive mental health for young people and families and raising their voice.
Rob's advice to his younger self: Spend more time with people who make you feel good, do more of the things that make you feel happy no matter if you are good at them or not.
Beccy Baird, Fellow in Health Policy
Beccy's vision for YoungMinds: To continue to grow as the country's leading voice for children and young people's mental health
Beccy's advice to her younger self: Be kind to yourself and make sure you seek out other people who are kind. Niceness is underrated. Caitlin Moran puts it best: "Just resolve to shine, constantly and steadily, like a warm lamp in the corner, and people will want to move towards you in order to feel happy, and to read things more clearly."
Julie Dodd, Director of Digital Transformation and Communication, Parkinson's UK
Julie's vision for YoungMinds: To be so successful we are no longer needed.
Julie's advice to her younger self: It's going to work out fine.
Simon Major, Group General Counsel, The Prince's Trust
Simon’s vision for YoungMinds: to continue to champion the importance of the mental health and wellbeing of young people and children
Simon’s advice to his younger self: don't be afraid to talk, there is always someone who wants to listen to what you have to say.
Jenny Clayton, Partner, EY
Jenny's vision for YoungMinds: Working smarter to be the most valued source of support on mental health issues for young people, their families.
Jenny's advice to her younger self: Some of the best things in life develop over time. Give yourself that time and you will shine!
Caroline Hope, Partner, Deloitte
Caroline's vision for YoungMinds: To play a bold and courageous role in shaping mental health support that is innovative, responsive and sensitive to the needs of children and young people.
Caroline’s advice to her younger self: Notice the friendships and love that surrounds you, let it wrap you up and look after you.
Meryl Davies, CEO at Contact the Elderly
Meryl's vision for YoungMinds: to be a great organisation that works alongside young people and will fight for young people and their families.
Made up of a mix of experts across the charity sector, finance, business and children and young people’s mental health our board provides a guiding hand to ensure we’re fulfilling our objectives.