Thai-Sha Richards

Thai-sha joined McPin in June 2020 as a Young Person co-researcher on the REACH project. Having studied psychology at GCSE and in September with be studying it as an A-level, she has a huge passion for the subject and for mental health, especially between diverse backgrounds. She intends to study psychology at university and then get a PhD. Previously she has done work experience with the REACH study at Kings College University and was part of its Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG), helping to develop research materials that young people could relate to, for example. As a young black woman from South East London, Thai-sha aims to inform people about mental health and the struggles that black and minoritised ethnic groups have to go through every day, and challenge any stigma that occurs. Other than psychology, she likes to spend time with friends and loved ones, travel to different countries to learn about other cultures, and strengthen her faith.