Hi! I’m Alyssa. I decided to join the WYC Youth Board because I wanted to be able to speak up and be an advocate for increased awareness within our younger community after having gone through mental health struggles myself. I am interested in spreading awareness about the effects that anxiety has on relationships and friendships and hopefully how we can actually prevent this from happening.
Hi, I’m Charlotte! I’m 24 and have just completed my Psychology degree. I wanted to join the Youth Board as I care deeply for others and their mental health. Thus, being able to help or influence someone for the better is important to me. I hope that I am able to make a difference to people’s lives and be able to introduce better care and standards for our mental health system, especially for young people. In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends, getting to know people, exploring new places and cultures and I also enjoy learning new skills.
Hi, I’m Emaline! I am currently studying Psychology at University and aim to be a psychotherapist in my future career. I decided to become a member of the WYC Youth Board because it perfectly aligns with my beliefs behind psychology. I believe promoting positive mental health is crucial and targeting adolescents means we can help to promote healthy habits from as early as possible. My current hobbies and interests include illustration, fitness and travelling. I aim to promote talking about how we feel, as well as using our community to encourage positive mental health.
Hi, I’m Francesca! I currently study Psychology at university, alongside volunteering in the mental health field. I also research neurodivergence as part of my final year project. As a young member of the LGBTQ+ community and person with lived experience of mental health difficulties, it’s so important to me that our youth is adequately represented here in Winchester, especially those in marginalised groups. That’s why I wanted to join the Youth Board. In the future I aspire to become a fully qualified Clinical Psychologist and promote the better mental health of the vulnerable. In my free time I love to play videogames, thrift-shop, and go metal-detecting.
My name is Grace. I enjoy going on dog walks, reading in coffee shops and retail therapy. I jumped at this amazing opportunity to become a member of the youth board because I have always loved being an active member of the community and contributing to solving issues and positively impacting those around me. Mental health lies close to my heart due to personal experience and its detrimental effect on many of my peers. Yes, it’s started to be spoken about but it’s time to make an actual change. Let’s make our words count.
My name is Harry. I have a passion for youth mental health and I am hoping to complete a PhD and become a clinical psychologist in the future. I am also a scout leader in Winchester with both the 3rd and 2nd, the latter of which is an SEN group which is incredibly rewarding. I have decided to join the youth board because I know the services they provide would have made a huge difference to me and others when we were younger. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help Winchester Youth Counselling in any way I can, their work is incredibly important.
My name is Zachariah. I play hockey for college and my local team, and I spend a lot of spare time reading about psychology as well as reading non-fiction books. I wanted to join the youth board because I think that young people’s mental health is so important, especially with all of the social and academic pressure that young people go through today. I am most passionate about common struggles with mental health such as anxiety and low self-esteem, as many people I know have experienced these. I hope to make a difference and raise awareness.