My boyfriend and I were in Waterstones the other day (I like to go in to smell the books - no you're weird) and he asked me why I like autobiographies so much.. and I couldn't really give him an answer. I guess I love hearing other peoples stories and the journey they have been… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: Becoming, Michelle Obama
There can be a lot of social pressure nowadays, which regularly comes from social media and the fact we can always see what our family and friends are doing. If we are sat at home often we find ourselves scrolling through the many pictures or videos of friends/family/acquaintances out having fun or spending time with… Continue reading Living with a Mental Illness: Its Okay not to want to be around People all the time
Welcome to our party! Grab an imaginary slice of cake and large glass of gin and let's partayyy. We can't believe it's been one year since we started this blog and began running our organisation.What a year it's been and what a journey we have had. Firstly I would like to thank every single one… Continue reading Happy 1st Birthday ECBC!
Here at ECBC we believe it is vital for every single person to be able to share their experiences living with a mental illness (if they choice to, no one should feel they have to). Todays blog is written by Holly, a disability and lifestyle blogger. Holly created her blog to tackle the perceptions of… Continue reading Looking after your Mental Health when living with a Disability
Here at ECBC we believe it is vital for every single person to be able to share their experiences living with a mental illness (if they choose to, no one should feel they have to). Introducing Jenni Dunlap, a lifestyle blogger and mother of two, who is Legally Blind and shares her experience of life… Continue reading Blind & Thriving
Every month we will be sharing a book we have found helpful- whether it has helped to lift us out of a dark place, build up our mental health toolkit, made us laugh or was simply too brilliant not to share. And we want you to get involved too! Let us know what you thought… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club – Help Me! One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Can Really Change Her by Marianne Power
I am lucky enough to have a good close group of friends, however I didn't tell any of these friends that I was struggling. I didn't want to bother anyone else with my problems, why should they have to deal with my struggles? A friend has since reminded me that this is was good friends… Continue reading Living with a Mental Illness: It’s Okay To Ask For Help
During University I had friends who lived with anxiety and depression and I had no idea how to help. I didn't understand mental illness and I'm ashamed to say I often asked why they just couldn't get over it. I was fortunate to never have struggled with anxiety at this stage, but now that I… Continue reading Understanding Anxiety & Depression: How to Help