our youth advisory board
AT THE HEART OF IT’S OK ARE THE VOICES OF YOUNG PEOPLE. ALL THAT WE DO IS DRIVEN BY THE NEEDS AND WANTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS.
A medical student, mentor and tutor helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds to build their confidence and improve mental health. Diana works at Childline and speaks at conferences about improving outcomes for looked after children. She would like to see an improvement in the CAMHS transition period, as there are many young people that fall between the gaps.
Hisham is a student, anti-racism campaigner and radio show host confronting mental health stigma in Black/ QTIBPOC communities. He hopes to start more conversations about the impact of racism, discrimination and homophobia/ transphobia on young people’s mental health. Hisham is also a musician and is currently writing his first play about the effects of racism on mental health.
Joel is a marketer and as an international student in the UK for the past nine years, Joel knows that it is not easy to be away from home. Mental health is not discussed enough in many Asian cultures and has a negative label. Joel’s passion lies in supporting international students whilst eliminating the stigma around mental health.