Ellie was a warm-hearted, creative and sensitive person; much loved by her family and her many friends. She lived for most of her life in Suffolk, but spent her last years in Leicester. She loved making music and art.
In her last few years Ellie suffered from increasingly severe mental health problems, including episodes of self harm. When she was struggling, she often drew, painted and wrote to try to express and manage how she was feeling. She took her own life in 2006 when she was 21.
When she was well enough, Ellie was generous and supportive of other people, especially those with depression, or who self harmed or who suffered from other mental health problems. We think she would have been pleased to know that memories of her inspired the setting up of this trust, so that other people can find something that helps.
We hope you will support us.