Soli is removing the stigma which exists around mental health.

Students and young people are particularly vulnerable to feelings of isolation: 33% often feel lonely and 43% are often or always worried. However, more than three-quarters of students have concealed their symptoms due to fear of being stigmatised. Suicide reached an all-time high in the student population in 2018 and many of those cases involved individuals who were fearful of opening up about their struggles.

Young people in modern society are pressurised more than any previous generation. They have to deal with the perils of social media, the stress of exams, and the fight to progress at every rung of the educational ladder. At Soli, we believe the solution is simple – it’s time to talk.

Our objective is to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of many young people.

Living with a special educational need can be a struggle if the correct support isn’t on offer. It is estimated that 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia. Dyslexia isn’t related to a person’s general level of intelligence but many young people can find themselves pigeon-holed through no fault of their own. Furthermore, they can be demoralised to the point that they no longer find any enjoyment in their education.

At Soli we are determined to offer all-in-one support to young people in order to modernise their development. Rather than being blocked and frustrated at every turn, they should be able to thrive and flourish.

Our Team

About Patrick - Founder



Patrick worked as a private tutor for seven years, working with hundreds of students. After seeing so many individuals struggle with their emotional health, he set up Soli.

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Suzanne has more than a decade’s worth of experience working as a family support officer in a secondary school. She has seen first-hand the daily issues encountered by young people.

About Paul - Operations



Paul has managed people and operations from the frontline, as a British Army officer, to the boardroom, as a key cog in the growth of tech startup Deliveroo.

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