Ayath currently works for HM Government and has had a number of roles in policy, investigations, tax and operational delivery. He was previously at the Bank of England and an adviser to central Government as a pioneering member of a Panel, setup by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now known as Department for Education) & sponsored by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), to advise government and other FE sector organisations on how to improve further education policy in England. He is currently Chairman at the World Youth Organization and also sits on the trustee boards of NOMAD and BigVoice London. He has experience of mental health in the workplace both as having a condition but also supporting others in occupational health, disciplinary, grievances etc . He runs a peer support network for public sector workers.
Georgia is 17 years old and has lived in Milton Keynes for most of her life. She joined the MK Youth Cabinet almost 4 years ago and this year, she took on the role of chair of the Youth Cabinet's Mental Health Campaign group. She has been heavily involved with the organisation and coordination of their successful mental health campaign. Over the past year and a half they have created 2 educational videos, ran a successful creative arts competition across Milton Keynes, hosted a Mental Health awareness conference and prize giving ceremony and also compiled an eBook of all of the competition entries.
Unfortunately, she has witnessed many of her friends and peers struggling and has dealt with her own mental health issues in recent years. For this reason, mental health is a vitally important issue to Georgia and she is determined to work hard to ensure that all young people have access to the support that they need and deserve.
Supporting YiS has also been a part of YCAB's campaign and they are very pleased that they have been able to as it has a direct impact upon young people.
Jack is an autistic campaigner who for a number of years has supported a broad range of priorities, including young people, mental health and disability rights. He currently works at Time to Change, the national movement to bring change to attitudes around mental health, as the South West Children and Young People Regional Coordinator. Earlier in the year, Jack had the privilege of interviewing Sir Michael Rutter, who is regarded as the 'father of child psychology'. Jack is an elected Public Governor for Dorset HealthCare, which delivers mental health services across Dorset. He volunteers with various charities, including Ambitious about Autism, where he had a central role to its 'Know Your Normal' campaign last year. Jack won an award in November 2017 from Children and Young People Now Awards as the Children and Young People's Champion.
Tamanna Miah, is a British campaigner, public speaker, media spokesperson, freelancer, writer, blogger, trustee. She has been involved in youth, community and voluntary sector for over 14 years, volunteering for a diverse range of charities, youth advisory groups, youth forums, youth councils. Tamanna has worked with over 50 organisations and establishments in the youth sector. She started her journey in social action, volunteering and campaigning from the age of 11yrs old and was inspired by her father. She has been a campaigner on many issues relating to young people such as racism, bullying, mental health, discrimination and Islamophobia. Tamanna has been a trustee for 6 years, previously a trustee for Connexions Kent (CXK) and the National Youth Agency. She is now currently the Chair of Trustees for a refugee charity.