Ellie Page is a highly experienced accessibility consultant, visual arts producer, editor and youth & mental health worker. She currently works at Outside In, as the North West Programme Manager and is also Head of Marketing and Comms for DAiSY: Disability Arts in Surrey. Alongside two fellow disabled womxn artists, she is a Founding Co-Director of TRIAD³, a virtual artist’s studio. She has run an award-winning art ‘lack-of-movement’ in Manchester, under the moniker Still Ill OK since 2018 and coordinated the UK Disability Arts Alliance, #WeShallNotBeRemoved, during the pandemic. She works closely with the Hearing Voices Network, and is a working postgraduate in the field of social and alternative approaches to “psychosis”. She has exhibited artwork in several exhibitions, and has designed and delivered numerous workshops and training programmes for neurodivergent adults. She currently provides access consultation and mentoring to third sector organisations, and advocacy services to disabled adults working in the cultural/entertainment sectors. She co-hosts Lively Minds: The Mental Health Podcast and looks forward to continuing her studies at PhD level.
Led by people with lived experience, Lively Minds is a UK-based podcast about mental health challenges that go beyond the ebb and flow of the everyday.
In our first season, we will be talking with Clinical Psychologist Karen Lowinger about High Functioning Mental Health problems, therapist and fellow podcaster Stuart Ralph about one of the most misunderstood of all mental health conditions: OCD, Professor William Tov about the definition of happiness, Jake Dunn about men’s mental health groups and the responsibility of communities to look after one another’s mental wellbeing, Dolly Sen about whether ‘mental illness’ even exists and Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen about how mental health intersects with spirituality and gender.
The trailer launches today, with Episodes 1 & 2 arriving on Wednesday 3 May.
What do you think of the first couple of episodes? Who would you like to see on Season 2? Let us know by tweeting @LivelyMindsPod