Expertise

A network of expertise across health, education, voluntary and private sectors

Our expertise in our small central team and large national network of independent organisations and individuals allows us to take on the projects we want, in the way we want to, regardless of size. From one-off days with small teams to multi-year contracts with arms-length bodies, we ensure every piece of work has the right people working at the right time to deliver exceptional results.

Robin Barker, Director

Robin is the founder of Healthy Teen Minds and provides leadership, strategy and ideas.

Robin has 20 years experience working with children and young people in the voluntary, education and health sectors. He is a registered nurse in mental health and spent 10 years in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services CAMHS) as well as national roles at Health Education England and NHS England.

He has multiple leadership scholarships/fellowships awards and in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Karen Whitelaw, Deputy Director

Karen leads on engagement, innovation and team management at Healthy Teen Minds.

Karen joins from Youth Access, where she was National Programmes Manager and lead on engagement with young people, service providers and internal HR.

Karen is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Knit Aid, a social enterprise that uses craft to empower refugees.

Young Advisors

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