Ellie Page

Ellie Page

Ellie Page

Art - Administration - Consultation - Mental Health

BIOGRAPHY

Ellie Page is a highly experienced accessibility consultant, arts practitioner, creative producer, academic and youth & mental health worker. She recently managed the UK Disability Arts Alliance, #WeShallNotBeRemoved and is currently running her own art...

STILL ILL OK

STILL ILL. OK? Still Ill OK is an art, activism & research project I set up a few years ago, as well as the moniker under which I run workshops, talks and courses. For the...

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BIOGRAPHY

Ellie Page is a highly experienced accessibility consultant, arts practitioner, creative producer, academic and youth & mental health worker. She recently managed the UK Disability Arts Alliance, #WeShallNotBeRemoved and is currently running her own art ‘lack-of-movement’ in Manchester, under the moniker Still Ill OK. She works closely with the Hearing Voices Network, most recently as their Groups & Networks Development Worker. She has experience in theatre and film as a director, producer & dramaturg. Last year she worked as a graphic designer for XTRAX & DaDaFest and website developer for #WSNBR, Miss Jacqui, Work for Change Cooperative and more. She has several publications and is currently nearing the end of an MSc Psychology. She has recently been commissioned in accessibility consultant roles for Arts Council England, Graeae Theatre Company, World Wildlife Foundation, Little Cog, Hidden Track Theatre and more. She also runs her own online & pop-up stationary and art shop, promoting in particular the work of local, Manchester-based makers.

*NEW* NeuroPictomancy Series Now on Sale!

A new range of prints from my NeuroPictomancy series are now on sale at our shop, on Etsy and over at Stationary N' Stationery, along...
Read More "*NEW* NeuroPictomancy Series Now on Sale!"

TRIAD³

It is with the greatest pleasure and excitement that I can now introduce you to the project, business and people who have got me through...
Read More "TRIAD³"

Sex with Cancer – The Grand Opening!

As you know, I have been fortunate to work with Drawn Poorly to assist in the creation and mentoring of Candid Cancer Collective! Well, the zine...
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World Narcolepsy Day 2021

I always end up missing these types of awareness-raising dates because I don't find out about them until usually the exact day, then I feel...
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SHIELD Series Now Available in Print

Thanks to support from Arts Council England, I’ve now launched my first cohesive range of art prints & ‘tit-bits’ as I call them. The new range...
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STILL ILL OK

Still Ill OK is an art, activism & research project I set up a few years ago, as well as the moniker under which I run workshops, talks and courses. For the website, I have interviewed numerous arts coordinators, Hollywood actors, reviewed access at venues, and created a movement followed by many disabled & chronically ill creatives across North West England.

This area of work takes up huge amounts of my time, even though a lot of it (post lock-down especially) is unfunded. I accept donations through the website and Buy Me A Coffee, so please do get in touch if you or your organisation would like to sponsor or support the movement.

TRIAD³

It is with the greatest pleasure and excitement that I can now...
Read More "TRIAD³"

World Narcolepsy Day 2021

I always end up missing these types of awareness-raising dates because I...
Read More "World Narcolepsy Day 2021"

SHIELD Series Now Available in Print

Thanks to support from Arts Council England, I’ve now launched my first cohesive...
Read More "SHIELD Series Now Available in Print"

UK Disability Alliance, #WeShallNotBeRemoved

#WeShallNotBeRemoved is an intersectional UK Disability Arts Alliance formed as anemergency response to...
Read More "UK Disability Alliance, #WeShallNotBeRemoved"

COMMUNITY, YOUTH & MENTAL HEALTH WORK

Community Work

Before the pandemic, I co-founded and co-managed a much-loved arts practice called Nice Time Arts, based in Hulme, Manchester with the lovely Vicky from Pen Fight Distro. We were committed to two key principles; accessibility and affordability. We ran high quality & supportive arts workshops in-house, as well as on location in partnership with Trafford Libraries Trust, Manchester Art Gallery and more. Our regular groups included Zine Club, Spoonie Artists and Queer Craft Club. I wrote and delivered a successful pilot run of a CBT x Art Journaling 6-week programme, which I am currently looking to reinstate as an online offer.

I have three years of experience working in statutory inpatient mental health settings, including acute mental health wards and high security hospitals, running run arts, crafts and well-being workshops.

I’ve worked as a trained telephone and online counsellor for ChildLine, and have provided one-to-one mental health support throughout my career, both to individual young people and adults, as well as through group work. I have various CPD certificates and am currently finishing my MSc Psychology thesis (University of Liverpool, BPS accredited).

Under the moniker ‘Still Ill OK’ I currently provide advocacy, workshops, mentoring and training to vulnerable adults & young people with a general focus on well-being, education, benefits, employability and safe campaigning.

Youth Work

I have 11 years experience as a youth worker, working in particular with vulnerable young people aged 6 – 25yrs. I have a great deal of experience working one-to-one with young people as well as managing staff and large groups on outings and events. I have designed and managed a number of projects which are still running effectively today, in London, Oxford, Berlin and Manchester.

I have also been a low-cost private tutor and mentor for 9 years, and can provide references from many age and language groups. I teach English as a foreign language (TEFL-UK Qualified), as well as a variety of GCSE and AS/A Level subjects; History, English (All), Psychology, Sociology, R.S.

I specialise in working with young people who have what are sometimes labelled as ‘behavioural and emotional difficulties’. I can write and deliver high quality (award-nominated) youth work programmes & singular workshops, as well as deliver & adapt existing material.

Image Description: Ellie (blonde woman in her late twenties) smiles as she is lifting up and cuddling a young girl, who is smiling with a little tooth gap, is mixed race and has long wavy brown hair and a bright pink coat. The lighting has a pink tinge, as we are inside a local cafe and there is a lot of fake greenery in the background.

Examples of existing workshops:
– Social Action Campaigns / Running a Safe Campaign
– A Guide to CBT x Art Therapy Journaling
– Welcome to The Equality Act (2010)
– Working with Younger Children

Featured

*NEW* NeuroPictomancy Series Now on Sale!

A new range of prints from my NeuroPictomancy series are now on sale at our shop, on Etsy and over at Stationary N’ Stationery, along with a number of other gorgeous gifts & art from local artists!

This series is part of an ongoing visual essay exploring a practice I have been developing called ‘NeuroPictomancy’. You can read more about this “communication in progress” over at the Resting UpCollective Substack post, as well as on the Still ill site. This will eventually be created into a short book exploring the process & its results.

Not only this, but there are two new designs from this series available as a range of clothing and homeware options over at Society 6 & Red Bubble including something I am VERY proud of….

… THE JIGSAW OF PAIN!

Gift your loved one who doesn’t generally experience extreme pain a JIGSAW that represents yours! It will be phenomenally difficult to complete, and while it is an image filled with pain, I believe it is also quite beautiful and talkative.

Click here to visit the jigsaw section of my Red Bubble shop, and over at Society 6 you will find the milder – but possibly even more difficult – jigsaw titled “Mint Chocolate Deluxe”.

About the Jigsaws of Doom:

Exercise your mind with our precision cut puzzles featuring a thick, class-leading paperboard, with a satin finish for added durability. Available in 200, 500 and 1,000 piece sets to match whatever your skill level may be.

  • Available in 200, 500 and 1,000 piece sets
  • Precision cut puzzle shapes
  • Printed on a thick, class-leading paperboard with a satin finish for added durability
  • Single-sided print
  • Every order is made just for you
  • 200 Pieces: Suggested for ages 8 & Up
  • 500 & 1,000 Pieces: Sugested for ages 9 & Up Total
  • Puzzle Dimensions: 200 Pieces – 13.75″ x 17.125″ (34.925 cm x 43.498 cm) // 500 Pieces – 14.125″ x 17.625″ (35.878 cm x 44.768 cm) // 1,000 Pieces – 19.75″ x 24.75″ (50.165 cm x 62.865 cm)
  • Average Individual Piece Dimensions: 200 Pieces – 1.25″ x 2″ (3.175 cm x 5.08 cm) // 500 Pieces – .875″ x 1″ (2.223 cm x 2.54 cm) // 1,000 Pieces – 1″ x 1″ (2.54 cm x 2.54 cm)

“Mapping the Body” Talk hosted by The Remote Body & Resting Up Collective

Thursday 11th November 7pm GMT / 11am PST / 2pm EST Mapping the Fluctuating Body’s Coordinates with Ellie Page Writer and artist Ellie Page will discuss mapping the fluctuating states of our bodies, both for ourselves and for others through energy, pain, and movement. To reserve a space please email …

TRIAD³

It is with the greatest pleasure and excitement that I can now introduce you to the project, business and people who have got me through the last 6 months; Triad³. I was very grateful to be awarded funding from Arts Council England over the summer as part of their Develop Your Creative Practice programme. A …

World Narcolepsy Day 2021

I always end up missing these types of awareness-raising dates because I don’t find out about them until usually the exact day, then I feel a responsibility as someone with narcolepsy (or said other condition) to write something really profound, or to write something very informative. This is especially true …

UK Disability Arts Alliance 2021 Survey Report

#WeShallNotBeRemoved is marking the first anniversary of its campaign by revealing the findings of a new survey that highlights significant threats to the continued participation of creative deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people in the cultural sector.  The UK Disability Arts Alliance 2021 Survey Report is the first to focus specifically on the impact …

UK Disability Alliance, #WeShallNotBeRemoved

#WeShallNotBeRemoved is an intersectional UK Disability Arts Alliance formed as anemergency response to the pandemic. #WeShallNotBeRemoved is a forum to advocate, to campaign and support D/deaf, neurodivergent and disabled creative practitioners and organisations through and after Covid19. The aims of the alliance are: To ensure a sustainable future for disability and inclusive …

‘Not Another Fucking Cancer Diary’: Temporality and Commitment in the Literary Event of Cancer

An essay on temporality and commitment in the literary Event of a terminal cancer diagnosis. Using Badiou’s Event philosophy, this essay looks at the linguistic and formal options – or lack thereof – that writers face when attempting to work with or against the ‘Cancer Diary’ genre. Physical copies are …

GET IN TOUCH

Send a brief of what you need, whether it’s a one off or long term support, a rough guideline of your budget, and I will get back to you with a quote.

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