Ellie Hatto is the founder and voice of Beside Yourself CIC, a lived experience-led social enterprise focused on talking openly about life after suicide. This thought piece aims to amplify the voices of those who have lost a loved one to suicide, shining a light and raising awareness of their subpar experiences within the flawed coroner’s inquest system. Ellie urges individuals and organisations involved in shaping the system to reflect on how their actions or inaction adversely affect those bereaved.
Sounddelivery Media is a dynamic charity
We believe in a confident social sector able to develop and amplify lived experience stories and expertise to address social inequalities.
We want to see people in positions to use their lived experience of social injustice so they can influence change on that issue.
We work towards greater representation and diversity of the voices we hear in the media and beyond.
Our Spokesperson Network
Our programme creates a network of media savvy spokespeople, who have direct experience of social injustices. Developed collaboratively with a network of leaders with lived experience, it aims to diversify the voices we hear in the media and make it more representative of the society we live in. Through training, media mentoring, peer support and speaking opportunities, we tackle the barriers that prevent these experts from engaging with journalists who have the power to influence coverage and ultimately drive change, Meet the network.
What people have said about us
"Sounddelivery’s work has been transformational for all who have attended their workshops, including panel members and staff. Their humour, expertise, sensitivity and passion shine through. They have increased the confidence and know-how of FRG’s panels to share their lived experiences and knowledge in creative and safe ways."Cathy Ashley, Family Rights Group
From our blog
Chloe Juliette a care-experienced social researcher and facilitator. Here, she shares her insights into the complex relationship between lived experience and policy development.
Lynn is part of Future Voices programme in partnership with The Voice of Domestic Workers. Future Voices is a unique leadership programme which works with migrant domestic workers to become spokespeople and speak out against the issues that their community face.
In the media
Chloe Juliette was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Fixing Britain with Louise Casey about policy and the care system.
Kellie Ziemba was interviewed by BBC Radio Coventry Warwickshire about her organisation Kairos WWT search for a new home in Coventry.
Ben McCay was quoted and wrote a first person article in The Times about My Life My Choice’s ‘Don’t Lock Us Away’ campaign.