Robin Barker, National Director

Robin is the National Director of We Can Talk and a senior mental health nurse in the NHS who has more than 15 years experience working with children, young people and their parents / carers in a variety of community and acute hospital settings. He is the Director of Healthy Teen Minds and worked on national programmes at NHS England and Health Education England before leaving to focus on We Can Talk.


Kate Martin, National Development Director

Kate is the National Development Director for We Can Talk, ensuring the project continues to evolve while maintaining our central co-production principles. She is the Director of Common Room, a consultancy led by people with lived experience, and works across disability, health and mental health to promote collaborative practice, involving young people in decisions about their care and enabling staff who work with young people to understand and support them in the best ways possible.


Beth Ingram, Senior Young Advisor

Beth is a Senior Young Advisor at We Can Talk delivering training and supporting our engagement with local young people’s organisations. She is an active YouTuber and run’s a peer education charity called Hearts & Minds that run peer support groups for young people experiencing mental health difficulties.



Olivia Windsor, Young Advisor

Olivia is a Young Advisor at We Can Talk. She delivers training alongside local project leads and the project team across the country.


Martha Reilly, Project Coordinator

Martha is based at the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) where she ensures everything is running smoothly and is a source of information, advice and guidance on all things We Can Talk.

Luís Costa da Silva, Research Associate

Luís is part of the team at the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) who oversee and analyse all our data to ensure we are measuring the impact of the project.

Grace Jeremy, Associate Trainer

Grace was our first Young Advisor at We Can Talk and continues to co-train new Project Leads and Young Advisors when her full-time roll training young people to take on  mental health campaigning and activism allows.


Caroline Johnson, Associate Trainer

Caroline is a counselling psychologist with over 6 years experience working with young people and their families in child and adolescent mental health services in the UK and Australia. She has joined the We Can Talk Team to support in delivering training to project leads and staff


Our We Can Talk Project Leads from acute and CAMHS working in partnership in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.


Our We Can Talk Project Leads from acute and CAMHS working in partnership in North Central London.


Our We Can Talk Project Leads from acute and CAMHS working in partnership in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

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Our We Can Talk Project Leads from acute and CAMHS working in partnership in North East London.


CORC are the preferred data partner for We Can Talk as they are amazing to work with and really know their stuff. They independently analyse our staff survey and impact data to ensure we can provide high quality reports to partners and build the evidence base for training acute hospital staff in children and young people’s mental health.

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