Jay is the Founder and CEO of Partisan, a Black-led Community Interest Company; born out of a pull from the community for accessible and culturally-sensitive mental health and wellbeing support and a push from traditional mental health systems which were not meeting the needs of our most marginalised, stigmatised and excluded communities. Jay started his career as a Youth Worker before training as a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at The Tavistock and Portman, and he combines both of these disciplines with community psychology concepts and trauma-informed principles to co-produce highly flexible, fit-for-purpose therapeutic support outside of clinics. He takes a non-pathologizing view of mental health and recognises that interventions are needed at all levels of the complex system in which children, young people, families and communities find themselves. There is a social justice arm weaved throughout Jay’s work; he joins the communities that he works alongside in the fight for social justice and equity, addressing structural and systemic discrimination at a community, organisational and policy level. He is interested and gets excited by the idea of partnering, collaborating and innovating with people and organisations who hold similar values and who want to see real change.
Jay was a conference speaker at the October 2022 BAATN conference
Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Child, Adolescent and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.