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Dear People who use the term ‘Snowflake’ to Mock & Patronise

Hello. Emma here. I am a sensitive soul. I have social anxiety and depression. I don't like crowds, I don't like supermarkets, I generally panic when I have to leave my house to go somewhere that I don't know or know will be somewhere I won't feel safe. What I do have is empathy. What… Continue reading Dear People who use the term ‘Snowflake’ to Mock & Patronise

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The ECBC Film Club: Christopher Robin Review

Written by ECBC contributor Max, an accomplished journalist, who has written about the entertainment sector for several years.  For this month’s movie review, I’ve selected a film that’s a bit fresher in our minds. However I would understand if Christopher Robin had escaped your attention, among the bluster of the bigger blockbusters on offer this year.… Continue reading The ECBC Film Club: Christopher Robin Review

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#AtAnyAge: Fifties – Knowing Depression

Fifty-something friend of ECBC, Neville, shares his experiences of depression #AtAnyAge, what those experiences have felt like and the things that have helped. #AtAnyAge is a campaign created by ECBC Manchester to raise awareness that we can live with a mental illness at any stage during our lives and always deserve support.  Preamble: You may not… Continue reading #AtAnyAge: Fifties – Knowing Depression

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#AtAnyAge: Thirties – Learning To Live With The Beast

Written by ECBC contributor Jen, aged 30.....something (shush!). #AtAnyAge is a campaign created by ECBC Manchester to raise awareness that we can live with a mental illness at any stage during our lives and always deserve support.  Sharing the reality of living with mental illness is difficult. It is something I advocate strongly because I firmly… Continue reading #AtAnyAge: Thirties – Learning To Live With The Beast

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#AtAnyAge: Twenties – Advice for those struggling with a mental illness

Written by ECBC Contributor Michael, aged 25 and living with a mental illness. #AtAnyAge is a campaign created by ECBC Manchester to raise awareness that we can live with a mental illness at any stage during our lives and always deserve support.  I’ve suffered with my mental health since I was a teenager. At first… Continue reading #AtAnyAge: Twenties – Advice for those struggling with a mental illness

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The ECBC Book Club: A Beautiful Place to Die by Samuel Bigglesworth

Here at ECBC we love reading books that not only make us think but make us stop still in our busy lives and allow ourselves to feel. So when we were given the opportunity to read and review Samuel Bigglesworth's new publication 'A Beautiful Place to Die' we put our hands up and yelled YES… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: A Beautiful Place to Die by Samuel Bigglesworth