Since becoming a parent, I have always had an active role in children’s welfare. I witnessed the diverse challenges our young people were facing and realised there was a huge stigma attached to those suffering with their mental health. Access to support was dogged with setbacks, with long waiting lists and increased trauma for young people, their families and friends.  

I wanted to remove some of this taboo and to bring mental health out into the open in a positive and inspirational way.  I organised a concert in 2017, with local young musicians and inspirational speakers.  The feedback from this was so positive and this spurred me on to continue what I had started.

With an entrepreneurial spirit, a proactive nature and a huge desire to instigate positive change into young people’s lives, I hope that through YMM we can give more young people the support they need and deserve.