Tips & Advice

Why Hobbies & Interests are so important when living with a mental illness

When you are living with a mental illness it can be hard to even focus on your phone screen, let alone take up Equestrian classes or go for a jog. However, through own self-discovery I have noted that when I am being creative, or outside or even doing something lying down like reading - this… Continue reading Why Hobbies & Interests are so important when living with a mental illness

Book Club

The ECBC Book Club: Susan Calman’s Sunny Side Up

ECBC Manchester runs a monthly internet book-club, we recommend and review books to try and ask in return that you let us know how you found the book, or give us a recommendation on what to read next. x A story of Kindness and Joy is exactly what Calman delivers. Since her first book (Cheer… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: Susan Calman’s Sunny Side Up

Thoughts & Experience

Between Love and Loathing

Valentine’s Day is nearly here. A day to show that special someone in your life how much you love them. Or, if you are cynical like me, a day to eye-roll at the print-a-sentiment cards, overpriced chocolates and booked-up restaurants. Despite my cold-heartedness, the day does remind me how important it is to now and… Continue reading Between Love and Loathing

Manchester Life

#KnowYourCommunity: Introducing Tribe MCR

#KnowYourCommunity is an ECBC campaign that hopes to raise awareness of groups/charities/organisations/people that help those living with a mental illness. ECBC spoke to Jess, founder of TRIBE MCR, about her organisation and how it can help those living with a mental illness in and around Manchester. My name is Jessicarr, I am 28 and I… Continue reading #KnowYourCommunity: Introducing Tribe MCR