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.

Our Senior Leadership Team

Dr Asha Patel

CEO & Clinical Psychologist

Christian Savvides

Non-Executive Director

James Roe

Non-Executive Director

Dr Leanne Griffiths

Non-Executive Director

Dr Jo Nuthall

Non-Executive Director

Rachel Womack

Non-Executive Director

Our Journey

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.

Vision, Mission, Values

An mentally healthy world where everyone matters and has access to early and ongoing holistic trauma-informed support.

To enable sustainable, systemic change within the education, health and social care sector to improve mental health and wellbeing, through training and ongoing support.

To upskill frontline practitioners to deliver early trauma-informed support with babies, children young people, parents and carers

To provide wrap around support for education, health, and social care professionals, to support their mental health and develop reflective practice.


We are committed to being inclusive to enable accessibility for all.


We are flexible, creative and responsive to the needs of our community.


We will provide high quality, evidence-based services, with a commitment to continuous improvement and evaluation.