Robin Barker


Robin founded We Can Talk in 2017 while working as a senior mental health liaison nurse in East London.

Prior joining We Can Talk full-time Robin spent 15 years working in specialist child and adolescent mental health, hospital liaison and community services as well as national advisory roles. We Can Talk is now working with two out of three acute hospital trusts in England and has trained more than 30,000 NHS staff.

Chris Kerr

National Director

Chris is a dual trained registered nurse (adult and child) with more than 30 years experience and specialist qualifications in emergency care, paediatric intensive care, autonomous practice and practice education.

Natalie Hodgson

Deputy Director

Natalie has more than 20 years of experience working in Emergency Departments as an adult nurse. She applies her knowledge and experience to support the roll-out of local quality improvement projects to enhance learning.

Lived Experience Advisors

Our team use their lived experience of presenting to hospital due to their mental health to inform the co-design and co-delivery of training, resources and events for We Can Talk. They help ensure we amplify the voice of people with lived experience.