Hi, my name is Lauren and I am 22 years old. For the past 10 years I have been involved in youth voice. From the beginning of my journey I have wanted to make a difference, be listened to and work with others to make a change. I have worked with a number of organisations and charities to do this including Young Minds, Plan International, and I run a charitable organisation- Youth Mental Health Matters.
As as young person I loved being involved in Youth Focus groups and work. And now, 4 years after my last YOFO meeting, I am working for the organisation, using every skill they taught me and passing them on to the next generation of incredible young people.