Our Youth Mental Health Ambassadors 

We are proud to have such a wonderful group of volunteers including our youth mental health ambassadors who dedicate their time to support Ellie's Angels. Each member was close to Ellie in a different way but each and every one brings love and dedication to achieve a legacy that Ellie would be proud of. Our aim is to raise awareness and provide support for young people in a way that works for them.

Beth Cozens 
Youth Mental Health Ambassador 

I’m Beth and I was one of Ellie’s best friends. She was a kind-hearted person that you could always have a laugh with but also hugely inspirational. She inspired me a lot so I hope to be able to do the same through Ellie’s Angels. It’s really important to me to help others where I can because I like to see people happy and I want to make that possible using ours and Ellie’s experiences. I’m looking forward to working on our events and fundraising opportunities whilst raising awareness of young people’s mental health.

Caitlin Andrews 
Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Hi I’m Caitlin, Ellie was one of my closest friends. She was always so caring and supportive and never failed to make me laugh. As well as being an amazing friend she was also so inspirational. I’m so excited to work with Ellie’s Angels along with our friends and Ellie’s family to make sure her legacy lives on and other young people who need support can find it and make positive changes in their own life just as Ellie did.

Charlie Paine
Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Hi, I’m Charlie. I’m proud to call Ellie my little sister, biggest supporter, partner in crime and my best friend too. But she was so much more than that, and as her brother, I had the honour of a front row seat to Ellie’s journey, her battle with anxiety, and her inspirational and brave transformation. Now, being the funny, smart, creative, empathetic, beautiful woman she had become, Ellie was always bound to make a difference in peoples’ lives. Proven right here with Ellie’s Angels charity! I’ve always had my own battles and challenges when it came to mental health. Ellie was always there regardless, and even after her passing, she’s been able to inspire and guide me. So I’m more than proud to be a youth mental health ambassador and possess a strong determination to support this charity in legacy of my sister and to hopefully help others like myself.

Dan Foster
Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Hi, I’m Dan and I am Ellie’s step brother. She was a kind and caring person that would always cheer up the dinner table with her cheeky comments! To me she was very inspirational with her spiritual side and that has helped me learn more about myself. From this it has become very important to me to help other young people like myself and see them happy and cheerful too. Through our new App I am looking forward to raising awareness towards young people's mental health and taking part in all the up and coming fundraising events where I can meet and support those in need too.

Ellie-Jo May
Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Hi my name is Ellie-Jo and I’m proud to be a member of Ellie's angels! Ellie was my best friend, She always helped me be more confident and to push myself outside my comfort zone. I hope to be able to help young people through Ellie’s inspirational journey and encourage them to choose happy just like Ellie did!

Hannah Drinkwater
Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Hi I’m Hannah, I was one of Ellie’s friends. Ellie really inspired me to help myself and to get better and now to carry on her legacy I want to help other people like me. within the charity. I am looking forward to the new App and seeing how something we have all created can help other like us. I have really enjoyed working in the recording studio as I really love playing music. Ellie and I made lots of songs together. Music was our therapy so it was very special to me.

Ilana Wigg
Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Hi, I’m Ilana. Ellie was someone I’d consider a friend for life. She was kind, thoughtful, positive and just wanted the best for everyone. Everyday, she had a smile on her face - never an ounce of negativity. She truly believed that everyday was a gift. I’m so glad that working with Ellie’s Angels has allowed us to spread her message to those that need it. Even when you feel lonely, you are never alone. There is always support out there and we hope that we can offer another option. If we help to brighten just one person’s day, I believe we’ve succeeded in our aim.

Karine Mutah
Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Hi, I'm Karine and Ellie was a close friend. To me Ellie was someone with a kind and ever caring heart, who helped me come out of my shell and express myself. Within the charity, I am looking forward to developing the new App, 'Better U' and seeing it grow to support our generation. I've really enjoyed recording music for the video of Ellie's story as I like listening to music and singing. 

Tom Marsh
Youth Mental Health Ambassador

I’m Tom I’m so thankful to be apart of something that supports mental well-being amongst my age group whilst also honouring Ellie who was on of my closest friends. I think this Ellie's Angels is so important as it helps normalize the constant struggles and pressures put on teenagers. This is something a lot of people my age can relate to and the fact teenagers are the focal point of this all is really special too. Working with Jody and the others to create this has been great and has given me an outlet to express my feelings whilst grieving the loss of Ellie - someone who inspired me so much and continues to do so everyday. She was a caring, selfless and  kind soul who always put others first but remembered to look after herself - something we are trying to share with others through this campaign. - that it’s okay to look after yourself and put yourself first sometimes and that’s it’s not selfish. Working on the App and seeing the process behind making it was really cool as exciting, I felt listened to with my ideas and watching it come together in such a short time made me feel proud that Ellie’s life is making such an impact - I know she’d be proud too.
I’m looking forward to continue to work with Ellie’s Angels and to watch the difference it makes amongst teenagers.

Tonia Fru
Youth Mental Health Ambassador

I’m Tonia, a close friend of Ellie. She was someone I could always laugh with and rely on if i had any problems. Throughout the years of being close to her I saw her grow into the best version of herself. Ellie literally chose happy. I wish to positively impact others in the way she did with me. As part of Ellie’s Angels I look forward to the help we will bring to many people.