Dr Asha Patel
CEO & Clinical Psychologist
A multi-award-winning social enterprise that is breaking barriers to offer a world where children and young people with emotional and mental health needs are supported at the earliest point possible.
The community interest company Innovating Minds was founded on leap year day in 2016 while Dr Asha Patel (CEO & Clinical Psychologist) was working in forensic mental health services.
Her frustrations led her to create a model that lets children and young people access expert help more quickly. The community interest company has grown rapidly and the team are working across the UK with Local Authorities, Schools and National Organisations to upskill the existing workforce.
We offer a world where children and young people are educated in trauma-informed mentally healthy environments, where emotional and mental health needs are supported at the earliest point possible.
To create mentally healthy environments for children and young people.
To provide accessible psychological support.
To support those working with children & young people
We encourage autonomy and we will promote the development of ‘Innovating Minds’ by listening to the voices of our community members
We will work with
the people and systems influencing young people’s lives
We are flexible, responsive and creative
We will provide a first class, transparent & innovative service, deliver evidence-based interventions & continue to evaluate our programmes