Find out why she joined the Youth Talk team.
Fresh out of university, earning herself a Degree in Politics and Philosophy at the University of Leeds, Emily our full-time Fundraising and Communications Assistant is not afraid to ask the difficult questions to help the young people in St Albans.
Why she joined
Mental health is a personal cause for Emily. Having gone through struggles of her own as a young carer, Emily understands the challenges that life can unexpectantly throw you.
She offers a fantastic insight into what can help improve Youth Talk and help us grow. Not only has she grappled with feelings of depression and anxiety herself, she has watched friends and family struggle, especially during university and lockdown.
Like all of us at Youth Talk, she agrees that a supportive and non-judgemental ear can be just what a young person needs to help them navigate their mental health. In particular, she is proud to be part of an organisation which provides a fully accessible and confidential counselling service.
Emily’s role at Youth Talk
Emily believes that every little bit of help within the charity goes towards giving young people the counselling and help that they need. As our Fundraising and Communications Assistant, Emily acts as administrative support for our Fundraising team putting in essential work updating and maintaining our databases. Anything to do with how donations and money raised at events are correctly processed, Emily is our girl!
That’s not all, Emily has become our go-to in house designer for flyers, stickers, social media posts as well as write content for our website! Passionate to help promote Youth Talk’s service in the local community – Emily is always open minded to have a go and learn something new. It’s her role to ensure our supporters are kept updated on our work by assisting with the design and delivery of our email newsletters.
Outside of Youth Talk
Before Youth Talk Emily worked as a teacher of English as a foreign language. She is enthusiastic and ambitious with dreams of travelling and experiencing Japan, having a huge interest in its culture: a love for the food, films, and general life out there.
In her free time, she loves to hang out with her family, friends and gorgeous Tabby cat called Tilly. Emily is extremely interested in philosophy and politics; she loves to ask the difficult questions, and read books that make you think – Crime and Punishment is her favourite. Emily is also a big film and video game buff, who enjoys a range of genres.