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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

Thoughts & Experience

The Power of Storytelling – #NationalStorytellingWeek

The history of humankind is inextricably tied up with that of storytelling. From the earliest cave paintings, through the development of signed and spoken language to the written word and the development of social media, for as long as we have existed we have lived our lives through the telling of stories and through the… Continue reading The Power of Storytelling – #NationalStorytellingWeek

Tips & Advice

5 Things you can do to help live with anxiety

Living with anxiety can be extremely challenging, especially as invisible illnesses are not seen as important to treat than others. From our own experiences living with anxiety we would recommend: 1. Drink less caffeine Yes. I know. It hurts to even type those words. As someone who lives for coffee and coca cola, it is… Continue reading 5 Things you can do to help live with anxiety

Book Club

The ECBC Book Club: Robert Webb’s How Not to be A Boy

Toxic masculinity is a topic that thankfully is being addressed more and more in today's society. Male suicide is a concerning issue, and books like this help raise awareness that we have taught men from an early age that they are not allowed to feel anything other than angry. Often men crying are seen as… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: Robert Webb’s How Not to be A Boy

Thoughts & Experience

A Woman’s Best Friend: How Having a Pet has Benefited my Life

Pets can be hard work, but they can make your life so whole. My partner and I adopted a puppy back in October and even though I can't remember what a full nights sleep is, he's changed my life for good. Scout, the Lurcher, is everything. You are looking after them, in which case looking… Continue reading A Woman’s Best Friend: How Having a Pet has Benefited my Life