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 Lead
Kate is the National Development Lead 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.
Martha Reilly, Project Support Officer
Martha 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.
Our We Can Talk Project Leads from acute and CAMHS working in partnership in North East London.
Our We Can Talk Project Leads from acute and CAMHS working in partnership 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.