The fund is named after our daughter, Ella Rose Voke, who died on 19th October 2020. She had struggled with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) , sometimes called Borderline Personality Disorder, from her early teens. Ella cared about others, was a loyal friend and was a passionate champion of minority rights and the environment. She was a vegan and loved animals, especially her dog. She loved the outdoors, particularly the sea. Ella was loved by her family and friends, but EUPD made Ella dislike herself. Tragically, aged 24, her struggles became too much for her.
WHY was the fund set up?
The Ella Rose Trust Fund has been set up to help young people who are struggling with mental health problems to survive and thrive.
WHAT is EUPD?
People with EUPD are unable to flexibly respond to, and manage their emotions. They have a heightened emotional sensitivity with a tendency towards negative feelings which may come on rapidly and overwhelmingly. See the EUPD page for more information.
HOW will we help?
The primary focus of the fund will be to resource ‘talking therapy’ for people in the age group between 18 and 30 suffering from EUPD.
WHEN will we help?
This group of young people are at a critical time in their lives, dropping off the cliff of support from youth services, schools and further educational establishments. We believe that they do not always receive the care and support that they need.
The above describes the primary focus of the fund. However, the fund will be open to applicatioms that are outside the primary focus but closely aligned
WHAT do we do?
We receive donations from individuals and organisations then direct those funds through Quartet Community Foundation (Registered Charity Number 1080418) to applicants who fit the above criteria.