Robin Barker, Project Lead
Robin is the Project Lead for We Can Talk and a senior mental health nurse in the NHS who works 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, a company who train and advise organisations across the UK, and has worked on national programmes at NHS England and, most recently, Health Education England before leaving to focus on expanding We Can Talk.
Kate Martin, Development Lead
Kate is the Development Lead for We Can Talk, ensuring the project grows 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.
Grace Jeremy, Engagement Lead & Young Advisor
Grace is the Engagement Lead at We Can Talk and has been part of our team as a Young Advisor from day one. She is a Young Advisor at Common Room where she helps develop and deliver training to healthcare professionals. Grace is also very involved with mental health campaigning, running a weekly social action group and works as a speaker and educator.
Beth Ingram, Young Advisor
Beth is a Young Advisor at Common Room and co-delivers on our Project Lead and We Can Talk training days. She is also a the Director of Hearts and Minds, a peer support group for young people experiencing mental health difficulties, and an active YouTuber.
Martha Reilly, Project Support Officer Martha.Reilly@annafreud.org
Martha ensures everything is running as smoothly as possible and is a source of information, advice and guidance on all things We Can Talk.
Pippa Menzies, Project Support Officer
Pippa is supporting our project expansion across Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEE KSS).
Luís Costa da Silva, Research Associate
Luís oversees all our surveys and questionnaires to make sure we are asking the right questions and analyses the data to measure the impact of the project.
Jamie Willo, HEE KSS Darzi Fellow
Jamie has joined We Can Talk as part of a Darzi Fellowship with a focus on sustainability and skills exchange including working with CAMHS to identify areas of skills deficit in physical health.
Our We Can Talk team also includes our amazing local Project Leads from acute and CAMHS working in partnership.
Our We Can Talk Project Leads in North East London.
Our We Can Talk Project Leads in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
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.