Back in the day, I trained as a general nurse and then a children’s nurse, and consequently I spent my whole career working with children and young people. I have worked on numerous agendas such as mental and sexual health, teenage pregnancy, young parents, domestic abuse and young peoples cancer, amongst others. I have years of experience in senior leadership roles and children and young people safeguarding., the latter of which is crucial for an effective young people’s organisation. SMASH is a fantastic charity, and I work alongside an incredible team and committed and energised Trustees. What a team.