Dr Asha Patel
Director CEO & Clinical Psychologist
EduPod is powered by Innovating Minds.
The community interest company Innovating Minds was founded on leap year day in 2016 while Dr Asha Patel (CEO & Clinical Psychologist) was working in forensic mental health services. Her frustrations led her to create a model that lets children and adults access early help.
Since 2016, Innovating Minds has supported schools nationally to implement a whole school approach to mental health. The team have presented at national conferences and contributed to the research field.
The community interest company has grown rapidly, and the team are working nationally and with international partners. As a social enterprise, the team also supports children impacted by domestic abuse via the Healing Together Facilitators programme.
We offer a world where people with emotional and mental health needs are supported to achieve their aspirations
To create mentally healthy environments
To provide accessible psychological support
To support access to education, training or employment
We encourage autonomy and we will promote the development of ‘Innovating Minds’ by listening to the voices of our community members
We will work with the people and systems influencing young people’s lives
We are flexible, responsive and creative
We will provide a first class, transparent & innovative service, deliver evidence-based interventions & continue to evaluate our programmes