Miscellaneous

Anti-depressants: The Myths, The Facts and the Stigma

This is a personal account of using anti-depressants, ECBC is here to help those living with a mental illness and with that comes fighting certain stigmas associated with mental illness. This includes the stigma associated with mental health medication. All facts and information have been taken from the NHS website. We would always recommend you… Continue reading Anti-depressants: The Myths, The Facts and the Stigma

Book Club

ECBC Book Review: The Museum of Broken Relationships by Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić

When I went travelling around Croatia with my boyfriend a few years ago, there was one place I was desperate to visit. The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb was founded by two local artists, Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić, who’s own breakup provided the inspiration to create a permanent exhibition of breakup memorabilia and… Continue reading ECBC Book Review: The Museum of Broken Relationships by Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić

Thoughts & Experience, Tips & Advice

It’s time to start loving yourself: How to help lift your Self-Esteem

Welcome to my TED talk. It's time we start loving ourselves more. It's time to stop comparing ourselves to one another and celebrate who we are. I have just consumed some gin so this may be the booze talking but I'm very tired of tearing myself apart. It's exhausting. I'm too fat, my knees are… Continue reading It’s time to start loving yourself: How to help lift your Self-Esteem

Thoughts & Experience

No Boris, Working Harder Won’t “Cure” Mental Illness.

In a recent column in the Telegraph, Boris Johnson—our new prime minister— suggested how “we can improve mental health, save money and boost the economy all in one go.” ... Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying your job, and I am glad that the people in power are now considering mental health as part of their policy making; however, to position work as a “therapy” or even a “cure” is not only ignorant, but dangerous.

Miscellaneous

Living with a Mental Illness: You don’t have to be stick thin to have an eating disorder

Written by Hope Virgo, Author of Stand Tall Little Girl and Mental Health Campaigner Imagine getting turned away for not having a broken-enough leg. There would be complete outrage, but yet for people with eating disorders this is happening on a day to day basis. People are turned away for not being “sick” enough. We… Continue reading Living with a Mental Illness: You don’t have to be stick thin to have an eating disorder

Tips & Advice

Nervous Tummy; why it happens and how you can help

We need to talk about poo. Whether you deal with anxiety on a daily basis, about to do something out of your comfort zone or just really stressed out, getting an upset tummy is a really common issue and one that isn’t talked about nearly enough. So let’s talk about it! Why does it happen?… Continue reading Nervous Tummy; why it happens and how you can help