Miscellaneous

Living with a Mental Illness: Taking a ‘Mental Health sickness’ day from work

Who here has called into work sick because you are feeling low and feel unable to go in, but you feel you have to lie and say it's because of a physical illness instead? You are not alone. In 2017 in Briton we took over 137 million sick days and of these 15.8 million were for… Continue reading Living with a Mental Illness: Taking a ‘Mental Health sickness’ day from work

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A Light at the End of A Dark Tunnel: Recovering from Emotional Abuse

************************** Head’s up, this post contains open and honest discussion of emotional abuse. If you can’t or don’t want to read it, then please don’t. Just go and take care of yourself. If you do, then I trust that you know yourself well enough to know you can deal with this topic. *************************** Going through… Continue reading A Light at the End of A Dark Tunnel: Recovering from Emotional Abuse

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#KnowYourCommunity: Empowerment House

#KnowYourCommunity is an ECBC campaign that hopes to raise awareness of groups/charities/organisations/people that help those living with a mental illness and empowering others. ECBC spoke to Marie, founder of Empowerment House, about her organisation and how it can help those living with a mental illness in and around Manchester. My name is Marie Hall. I… Continue reading #KnowYourCommunity: Empowerment House

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Living with a mental illness: 5 Important Things to Tell Yourself

As someone who was diagnosed with ddepression and anxiety over 2 years ago now, I have learnt a lot from my experience. In particular how someone with a mental illness can be very hard on themselves and often their own mind can focus on the negatives. Through therapy and taking medication I have learnt to… Continue reading Living with a mental illness: 5 Important Things to Tell Yourself

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Anxiety, Activism and Protesting

This blog was inspired by a conversation I had with fellow ECBC babe, Jen, whilst we were marching around Manchester on the Global Climate Strike on 21st September. The march was great- filled with love, compassion and a real, vibrate-the-air desire for change. However, it was easy to see how overwhelming an event like this… Continue reading Anxiety, Activism and Protesting