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 long-term illness, Ellis deteriorated to the degree where he sadly spent most of his life in hospital.
After experiencing some trauma at a young age, Jon reached out and it was only 20 years later that he was able to find answers and get back in control of his mental health and well-being. He founded Arthur Ellis to make talking about mental health and accessing support easy. To create a culture where if someone is experiencing any difficulties, we all have the knowledge to practically help whether it’s how we help ourselves, our staff or our children.
Over the last few years, Jon has had the opportunity to speak on Radio, the BBC, Channel 5 and at the Cambridge Union and aside from running Arthur Ellis, he regularly explores and develops solutions with the team around societal issues we face that will impact well-being or mental health across the country.
Please get in touch if you feel Jon may add value to an event you’re delivering.
Across the UK over 110,000 children are unable to access support at all with those who do waiting months if not years for meaningful input and with self-harm and child suicide rising exponentially, access to services just like ours is essential.
Only 8% of adults receive meaningful input for their mental health issues.
Mental health awareness is doing really well with helping us talk more about our difficulties but without easy access to practical steps we can take or qualified people to support us, we can be left to fend for ourselves.
As a non-profit, any revenue that we get from our corporate services, our shop, donations, sponsorship or ad revenue from social media like YouTube or Patreon goes towards driving access to support for the children, young people and vulnerable adults we support across the UK.
By 2025, we want people across the UK to be using our Bananas and Doughnuts to actively manage their mental health and well-being in work and day to day life and have the ability to support anyone that comes to us for support without a waiting list or threshold.
As a Social Enterprise, any profit we make goes back into driving our 1:1 service forward ensuring that we don’t turn anyone away and people can see someone within two days of referral. We believe that this is how mental health support should be.
Over the next 5 years, we will be continuing to develop practical solutions to current and future mental health crisis to build on our excellent corporate Well-being Champion Training or products to teach children and young people how to manage emotions.
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