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

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

To offer a world where children, young people and families can access early trauma informed help within environments that are trauma informed.


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