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ECBC’s Christmas Survival Guide – Eight Tips to Help you Cope with the Festive Period

The smell of pine, the twinkle of fairy lights, carols drifting through the frosty air- Christmas can be a magical time of year. However, when you are feeling far from festive, it can feel a bit more like walking through a minefield than a winter wonderland. Whether you live with a mental illness or not,… Continue reading ECBC’s Christmas Survival Guide – Eight Tips to Help you Cope with the Festive Period

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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