Champagne was popped, glasses raised, fireworks burst, and a chorus of 'Happy New Year' waved off 2018 and welcomed 2019 with open arms...or maybe with reluctant ones. However you spent New Year and however you feel about the next, I hope you have managed to find a modicum of peace in amongst the festive chaos.… Continue reading Intentions Not Resolutions
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
Being in a cleaner and more organised space can really help us feel a bit calmer and more organised in our mind. In many ways, ensuring you have this space available is a way to show yourself a little respect and care. SO! Here are some tips and tricks that can help create that shiny-clean feeling with as little efforts as possible
When was the last time you were truly quiet? And I don’t mean not just talking, I mean consciously took yourself out of reality and your thoughts to enjoy a peaceful moment on your own? For many of us, this is difficult to answer.
After quitting my job, I decide that I was going to use my time out of employment to not only work on my mental health but to try and help others. Volunteering allows me to do both at the same time. It is so rewarding for both the cause you are helping, and for your… Continue reading How Volunteering Can Help Improve your Mental Health
Self-care is so important. It took me a year of counselling to understand that I did not value myself as I value others. I did not eat properly - but if I found out someone hadn't eaten that day I'd be the quickest person to tell them off. I would encourage others to cry if… Continue reading Blurt’s Buddy Box Review: A True Treasure
Written by ECBC contributor, Jen Heil, a voracious reader, bookstagrammer, dancer, poet and aspiring novelist. ***** Managing and maintaining good mental health is difficult at the best of times in this non-stop world of ours. Trying to do it when work sucks up your free time and leaves you drained almost before you’ve started is even… Continue reading Worklife Wellbeing – 3 Tips to Help You Find Balance
I have never enjoyed running. I once saw a woman running in the rain and I nearly pulled over to ask her if she was okay. I only know I can run from GCSE PE lessons and that time I ran for the bus (I made it, don't worry). Just after Christmas, I did something… Continue reading Run Queen Run