Ellen

School and Community Presenter

Meet Ellen

Warm, Empathetic, Dependable

Strengths:

I love connecting and engaging with young people, which shines through when I speak about my story with mental health. I make it a priority to support youth in feeling comfortable during each presentation, so they can take in the information in a relaxed and open state of mind.

Presentation Topics:

Mental Health, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Burnout, Reaching Out for Help, Wellness, and Self-Compassion.

3 ways to describe your talk:

  • Genuine
  • Uplifting
  • Motivating

Presenters are chosen at random to allow for equitable participation in our program.

Stigma-Free Society presenter Ellen

Ellen (she/her) is passionate about sharing her story with mental health in hopes that it will reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, and inspire others to reach out for support if they are struggling. She lives on the unceded and traditional Coast Salish territory of the Esquimalt and Songhees (Lekwungen) First Nations and recently received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of Victoria. Ellen works as a musician, yoga instructor and digital marketing professional. In her free time, she loves to read and go for hikes in nature. Ellen is excited to be working with Stigma-Free Mental Health to foster more understanding, awareness and acceptance about mental health and stigma.

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