ABOUT INSIDE OUT UK
We are Inside Out UK. A not-for-profit social enterprise committed to helping people improve their mental health and wellbeing.
We are on a mission to help young people reduce their risk of developing mental health disorders through our prevention and early interventions approach. Using psycho-education and creativity, we educate, engage and entertain.
We believe everyone should have access to mental health education and should be able to find solutions to manage and optimise their mental health, no matter what stage of the journey they are at.
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Vanessa Boachie (BSc, PGCert), Founder and Creative Director of Inside Out UK is an Award-Winning Social Entrepreneur with a background as a Psychological Therapist and Wellness Coach.
Vanessa has been working in mental health for five years and is particularly interested in empowering others to manage and optimising their mental well-being.
She has worked with leading organisations such as Virgin Group Ltd, BBC, NHS, House of Commons and Crown Prosecution Service. Vanessa has facilitated creative mental
health educational workshops and events across the country in Higher education, corporate organisations and places of worship, as well as one to one well-being sessions. She is on a mission to help others 'live their best lives' through supporting them to develop a deeper understanding of themselves.
Vanessa is also a creative writer and has had experience in acting and directing stage plays. She has previously written and featured in productions for local audiences in the UK.
As a creative and an advocate for mental health, she decided to merge her two platforms together to establish the organisation Inside Out UK, which combines psychoeducation with creativity to increase mental health awareness and aims to help people reduce their risk of developing severe mental health disorders.
NICOLA - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
We all have mental health and we are all deserving of the necessary education to take care of it.
Unfortunately in today’s society the stigma around mental health is still prominent, At Inside Out UK we as a team are creating opportunities to teach and empower young people to improve their mental health and well-being.
As Assistant Director, I support and aid the development of the team, ensuring that our output is creditable and our targets and goals of providing young people with psychoeducation through creative expression are met.
BLESSING - CREATIVE DESIGNER
My role within the Inside Out UK team is to share the organisation's mission and objectives.
I believe that maximising our mental health is just as important as taking care of our physical health. With a lack of awareness in our government and local communities, there is still a lot of work to be done - this is where Inside Out UK comes in. I'm grateful to be part of a team that is so passionate about breaking the barriers of mental health and actively seeks ways to change the conversation.