When someone shares that they are struggling with their mental health, how should we respond? Whether it's a friend, family member, co-worker or even a stranger on social media, well meaning responses, such as "Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help”, can actually add to the struggle. Often we don't really… Continue reading How do we support someone struggling with mental illness?
We love a good podcast here at ECBC! Whether we need something to make us laugh, teach us something new or help us feel less alone in our struggles, the wonderful world of podcasts always has something to offer. Since today is Podcast Day, we thoughts we’d share with you some of of favourite podcasts… Continue reading Happy #PodcastDay – What We’ve Been Listening to During Lockdown
One of the greatest, ongoing struggles I face with my mental health is the recurrent guilt of feeling that I don't have a good enough 'reason' to justify my illness. I am an incredibly privileged person. I have a loving family and small but close network of friends. I have a home and a partner… Continue reading On Feeling Like You Need A ‘Reason’
This week we are focusing on poetry and how writing down our feelings creatively can have an impact on our mental health. Across the week we will be publishing a range of poems, these poems do not belong to ECBC and have been submitted by external writers. For some people, just hearing the word 'poetry'… Continue reading The Power of Poetry: #WriteTheStory
Today is International Day of Peace. Established by the UN in 1981, Peace Day is celebrated every year on September 21st and provides a "globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace". Each year focuses on a theme: anything from issues… Continue reading Making Peace
We haven't featured many fiction books on our book club posts thus far so I figured it was time for something a bit different. I think most people have come across John Green, whether as a Vlog Brother, podcaster or author of bestsellers such as The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns. I'm a… Continue reading ECBC Book Club: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green