Robin Barker, Chief Executive
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 received multiple leadership scholarship/fellowship awards in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Karen Whitelaw, Chief Culture Officer
Karen ensures all our work is delivered in line with our vision and values at Healthy Teen Minds.
Karen joined from Youth Access, where she was National Programmes Manager and lead on engagement with young people, service providers and internal HR.
Karen was also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Knit Aid, a social enterprise that used craft to empower refugees.
Stuart Dodzo, Coproduction and Partnerships Coordinator
Stuart ensures projects are meaningfully co-designed & co-delivered and leads on engagement with local young people’s organsiations.
Stuart joins Healthy Teen Minds with experience of co-production influenced by his lived experience and involvement in national advisory groups for a range of organisations including the Care Quality Commission (CQC), National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Mental Health Foundation. He is committed to ensuring young people are involved in service co-design to help shape services for young people and people with long term health conditions. He is currently studying towards an MSc in Human Factors and Patient safety.
Jodie Devereux, Projects Coordinator
Jodie leads on project management and building scaleable systems.
Jodie joins the team at Healthy Teen Minds with a vast background in administration and over 6 years of project management and behaviour change experience from within the charity sector. She makes sure all projects are on track and are contributing to Healthy Teen Mind’s strategy and business plan. Jodie is passionate about making sure everything is in order and organised so that the rest of the team can focus on doing their jobs the best they can! She is currently studying towards a BSc (Honours) in Psychology with The Open University.
Our young advisors take on various roles from design to delivery of our projects.
We currently employ 12 young advisors aged 18-25 with lived experience of mental health conditions. They work to amplify the voices of young people in the work we do. In return, we support them through paid fixed-term (three days per week) roles, a development programme and supervision (just like we do all our team).
Zoe La Roche
Zoe provides general administrative support to the whole team.
Zoe joins the team at Healthy Teen Minds with a background working in the education sector predominantly in special educational needs and also experience of working in healthcare. She is eager to use her organisational skills and enthusiasm for helping others to assist the team in their roles.
We have a national network of freelance associate trainers and advisors from health, education and patient experience backgrounds. We bring in the best people for each project we are working on.