Megan Charles is COO and Co-founder of Chanua, a qualified mental health practitioner. Megan completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and an MA in Art Psychotherapy. She has over 10 years of clinical and research experience in the field of mental health and wellbeing. She has worked clinically with older adults developing creative approaches to engaging older adults with complex physical health needs. Megan’s clinical experience working with people living with long term mental health issues has informed her practice and developed her interest in research and allowed her to lead in areas of innovation and creativity in the National Health Service.
Megan has seen first hand the gaps in service provision, which has inspired her to develop innovative ways of addressing these gaps utilising the skills she has gained throughout her career. She founded Connective Arts, a social enterprise bringing creative arts and play to social care and co-created the Neuro Champions programme. A published author, Megan has written about her experiences working collaboratively and cross disciplinary.
Passionate about good design, Megan is dedicated and motivated to use her creative and entrepreneurial skills in collaboration with her wealth of clinical experience to effect change in the mental health landscape.