Meet The Team
Hi, we’re Shy and Lauren, Co-Founders of Young Black Psych.
A social enterprise company specialising in spreading awareness and providing useful, easy-to-use mental health resources for children, young people and families within Black, Asian, dual heritage and minority ethnic communities.
Hover over our pictures to get to know us a little more.
Co-Founder & Pre Clinical Trainee Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Shy is the CEO and Co-Founder of Young Black Psych. After completing his studies in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, he moved to London to work as an Assistant Psychologist.
He then trained in Therapeutic Play at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, and trained in the Solihull Approach for working with families. After 18 months in his AP role, he went on to work in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) as a practitioner delivering a range of individual and group therapeutic work.
Outside of his NHS role, he is a podcaster, fitness enthusiast and Tavistock and Portman university student in the preclinical stages of his journey into becoming a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist.
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Lauren is a First Class BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate from the University of Hertfordshire.
She enjoys using her artistic and creative skills such as design, photography and illustration to create innovative and unique content.
Besides running and designing for Young Black Psych, Lauren is also a freelance Graphic Designer, specialising in logo & brand identity, product design and video editing.
Maya is a Digital Curator and Psychology
graduate from the University of Huddersfield.
Over the course of her studies, she completed modules in social, contemporary, developmental, behavioural and clinical psychology as well as states of consciousness and research methods.
During her time at university, she joined Pole Fitness and needless to say, she loved it from the very first lesson. This took her out of her comfort zone, and she met so many amazingly strong and resilient women. She went on to become the clubs president.
Her role as Digital Curator will include crafting blog posts on a variety of different topics that are interesting, informative, and insightful, from mental health to concepts and phenomena that address how to improve your well being.
We have put together a little timeline of our achievements for you to follow...
We officially launched Young Black Psych as a company.
We reached our £5k target on our Kickstarter campaign.
We launched the pre-sale for our first mental health resource.
First batch of 50 orders ready to be posted!
Guest speakers for the Redbridge Race & Equality Awareness Scheme.