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Show 28 – ‘How a shared love of music and dance helped me move forward’ – an interview with Ellie Scott.
In May 2017, Ellie Marie Scott knocked on the door of her best friend Georgia’s apartment in Cyprus. When she received no response, she obtained a key and entered the room….there, she found that her friend she had shared her love of music and dance with since childhood, had taken her own life.
Now, Ellie is the founder of the Georgia Bird Foundation, set up in memory of her best friend and this year she directed the The Georgia Bird Foundation Choir to create a special ‘Anthem’ which was performed at the BatonOfHopeUK tour in London and Sheffield. You can hear this song at the end of this episode of Jordan’s Space.
During our interview with Ellie, you’ll hear how she was initially interrogated by the Cypriot Police, before going on stage that very evening to honour her commitment as part of the hotel’s entertainment’s team and performing her scheduled music set.
Georgia’s suicide led Ellie to become a mental health, suicide prevention advocate. She has authored a book, “Reasons to Stay” and amongst other advocacy work, she is the Living Well Collaborative Coordinator for her home town of Chesterfield in the UK.
Another inspiring lived experience broadcast by Jordan’s Space.