Ellie Mackin


Mind has been speaking out for better mental health for 60 years and is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. At Mind, we work for a better life for everyone with experience of mental or emotional distress.
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MIND the stigma of mental illness

Ellie Mackin

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When I made the decision to be open about my chronic mental illness, I worried about the effect my openness would have on my career. I am an early career academic, and I am looking for a permanent job. But, I am certainly not alone. Mental illness is widespread in higher education and touches people at every level. It is one of the greatest issues I see in academia and intersects with so many other vital access issues.

I made the decision to be open because I want to do my part to chip away the stigma of mental illness. My bipolar and panic are nothing to be ashamed of - quite the contrary I am proud of how I have handled myself, finishing my PhD as a single parent and managing my illness. To me, the next logical step was to raise money for Mind!

Mind have directly helped me, with both support and information, and they have provided valuable resources for friends and family who have wanted to learn about my illness and how to best support me.

Mind do incredible work and please give whatever you can - it is all appreciated!


Recent donors

20.09.17 This is from both of... so happy to have helped you hit your target..enjoy the run!

18.09.17 Thank you for doing this.

15.08.17 Go, Ellie!





01.08.17 Good luck! Your Twitter feed is incredibly helpful and inspiring.

01.08.17 Great cause. Good luck!

01.08.17 Good luck with the marathon... totally agree with you about the importance of mental health!




01.08.17 I see 50p on twitter and doubled it!

01.08.17 Good luck!

21.07.17 Wonderful cause ... Enjoy the day

27.06.17 Good on you! Go for it!

16.06.17 Good luck Ellie!

15.06.17 Well done Ellie - thanks for all you are doing for mental health awareness and academic kindness.

10.06.17 Great stuff, Ellie - and thanks for all you're doing to spread academic kindness!


03.06.17 Go Ellie! You will do great!

31.05.17 Good luck with your run!!!!!




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