Sarah Brennan Chief Executive of YoungMinds, the leading national charity promoting mental health for children and young people

Sarah Brennan joined YoungMinds as Chief Executive, the leading national charity promoting emotional well-being and mental health for children and young people in May 2008. Sarah is passionate about young people and has over 25 years experience championing their causes. With a career starting in youth and community work, teaching and youth counselling Sarah has always worked in the third sector and is also interested in what makes effective organisations gaining an MSc in Voluntary Sector Organisation at LSE in 1990. Sarah was Chief Executive of Motiv8 working with young offenders on the south coast for five years, and Director of Services at Centrepoint, the youth homelessness charity where she worked for seven years. As a freelance management consultant she applied her experience and knowledge to interim chief executive positions, young people’s services evaluation and development. With extensive experience as a trustee as well as developing organisations and working with vulnerable young people, she is a qualified coach and also chairs the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition.