Dr. Charlie Howard believes in a world where mental health support is available to everyone, when they want it, when they need it.
Charlie is particularly passionate about young people. Her problem is that she thinks we've stopped listening to what young people have to say. And that they are seen as part of the problem. She doesn't think this is OK. And she's trying to make it better.
Charlie is a Mum of two little girls, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, organisational consultant, social entrepreneur, strategic advisor and keynote speaker.
Charlie has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, private and community sectors for over 20 years. She is an Ashoka Fellow. Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide.
Charlie founded MAC-UK in 2008, a charity which is revolutionising the way mental health services are delivered to young people involved in gangs and serious youth violence. Charlie continues to be involved in an Ambassadorial capacity. She regularly volunteers her time to work with young people at street level and is humbled by what she sees and learns.
Charlie is regularly asked to comment in the media on young people's mental health, and has been appeared on Sky News, Radio 4, BBC News and been featured in the Guardian and Evening Standard.