Ellie is a freelance mental health practitioner, post-graduate Psychology student as well as a disabled writer, artist and activist.

Her career has been spent mostly in safeguarding and counselling support as a youth worker, initially with refugee children in Germany and later with young people in and around Greater Manchester.

She had to step down the physical aspects of her youth work role due to disability and immobility, caused by underlying health problems that came to a head in early 2018.

She writes, makes art and delivers art therapy programmes under the moniker Still Ill OK. She was born and grew up in South East London, and currently lives in Manchester, UK.