A 14-year-old suffering with mental health problems is working to help other people who have faced similar issues.

Ellie Carter-Brown, of Warwick Road, Atherton, has been having treatment for psychosis after having a breakdown last year.

She was subjected to bullying which is believed to have contributed to her breakdown which she has received support from services such as the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Ellie has organised a charity event at the Botanical Gardens Association on Tyldesley Road in aid of The Willow Project, which offers counselling for young people up to the age of 19.

The event, which will take place from 7pm on August 24, will include a speaker from the charity talking about living with a mental health illness.

Her mum Bekki, 33, said: “It has been a really tough year for Ellie but she wanted to do something to help other people who may be suffering alone.

“It is about making people aware that something like this can change your life in a matter of months and that there is support out there if they need it.

“Since her mental problems some people do not know and how to behave around her so she wants to raise more awareness about that too.

“She moved to Bedford High School after she was bullied last year and since then she has made a new set of friends which has been good for her.

“People do not realise how physically and mentally draining it can be and how it has an impact on her education with her having to miss school.”

Bekki has recently resigned her position as a team leader in supported living accommodation to make extra time to look after Ellie when she needs it.

At the charity event there will be a DJ, raffles, auctions and children’s entertainment including facepainting and balloon modelling.

Tickets are priced at £3 per person which includes food.

There will be a raft of prizes on offer on the night donated by businesses in the borough.

To buy a ticket for the event contact Bekki on 07455 940354.