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 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 25 years. She now specialises in supporting the mental health of people in the public eye and those who work with them. Charlie recently founded Xception, a full-service integrated mental health partner for music, TV, Film, Fashion, Sport and Social Media.
Charlie is proud to be an Ashoka Fellow. Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide.
Charlie founded MAC-UK in 2008, a charity which has revolutionised 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 appeared on programmes including Sky News, Radio 4 and BBC News and has been featured in written media including The Guardian, Grazia, The Times and Evening Standard. She also sits on various advisory groups and panels.