The personal story…
Jon Manning started Arthur Ellis in 2017, naming this movement after his grandfathers, Arthur Manning and Ellis Graham. Ellis suffered with schizoaffective disorder. Without anyone knowing how to deal with this enduring illness, Ellis deteriorated to the degree where he sadly spent most of his life in hospital.
After Jon suffered with a mental illness for 20 years without being able to access meaningful support, he founded Arthur Ellis to change the way we see and support mental health. To ensure that we create a culture where if someone is experiencing any difficulties, we all have the knowledge to practically help.
“We HAVE to know what to do if someone is experiencing issues with their mental health. We need to learn the tools and strategies to recover from an early age so we can recover independently, without the need for a referral to kick in or for us to get bad enough that we need one in the first place!”
This began his mission to
‘Make mental health everyone’s greatest asset’
The UK is in a mental health crisis. It is becoming more and more difficult to access mental health services and in some cases, just to see a GP.
With thresholds to access these specialist services increasing as well as referrals going up by 300% in some areas of the country, it’s becoming more and more difficult to get help. As a result;
Only 1 in every 8 adults receive treatment for their mental health and only 3% of that eighth receive psychological therapy.
Nationally, 75% of children and young people are unable to access support at all.
That’s where Arthur Ellis and our mission comes in…
The ‘IMPROVE’ Programme’
…there is another way to help everyone.
There is another way…
Other mental health training that’s available is great, but it’s focused on signposting and with the above statistics, this needs to change, we need to do more if we really want to have an impact and take mental health seriously.
We work with organisations who really want to support the mental health and wellbeing or their staff or communities. Through our training and support, we develop people in organisations to deliver practical, evidence based tools to support colleagues, customers or the community they work with.
That’s not all, for every training day, every product we sell or user of our digital platform, we are able to use profits to provide 1:1 support to children and young people who are unable to access help otherwise.
Our unique approach is driven by the ‘IMPROVE’ programme.
Every part of this journey ensures that everyone we work with, whether it’s businesses, education, or individuals is nurtured and supported to enable them to progressively change behaviours that eventually IMPROVE mental health problems.