One of the greatest, ongoing struggles I face with my mental health is the recurrent guilt of feeling that I don't have a good enough 'reason' to justify my illness. I am an incredibly privileged person. I have a loving family and small but close network of friends. I have a home and a partner… Continue reading On Feeling Like You Need A ‘Reason’
ECBC spoke to Sarah, a CBT therapist based in Manchester about her organisation Green Door therapy and how she is trying to help those living with a mental illness in and around Manchester.Hello! I am Sarah and I founded Green Door Therapy last year. I am based in Prestwich, Manchester.How did Green Door Therapy come… Continue reading The Day-to-Day Life of a CBT Therapist: Why I became a Therapist and What I have learnt so far
Life can get so busy, can’t it? There’s only so many hours in a day, and once you take out working, commuting, eating, sleeping and other essential life activities, there isn’t much time left. This is something I really struggled with last year. I am, by choice and situation, a busy person, powered by tea,… Continue reading 7 Ways I am Learning to Make More Time for Myself
My family has a new year tradition: at five minutes to midnight, my dad, accompanied by me or my sister if we are there, wraps up warm and leaves the house via the back door, “taking the old year out with us.” We then hurry around to the front and wait on the doorstep in… Continue reading New Year, Not a New Start
As someone who was diagnosed with ddepression and anxiety over 2 years ago now, I have learnt a lot from my experience. In particular how someone with a mental illness can be very hard on themselves and often their own mind can focus on the negatives. Through therapy and taking medication I have learnt to… Continue reading Living with a mental illness: 5 Important Things to Tell Yourself
This blog was inspired by a conversation I had with fellow ECBC babe, Jen, whilst we were marching around Manchester on the Global Climate Strike on 21st September. The march was great- filled with love, compassion and a real, vibrate-the-air desire for change. However, it was easy to see how overwhelming an event like this… Continue reading Anxiety, Activism and Protesting
Hurricanes, forest fires, wild storms, hottest summers on record, melting ice caps, animal extinction and scientists giving us just 12 years to turn this all around—there is a lot feel anxious about when it comes to the future of our planet. And you wouldn’t be alone in feeling like this. A report released in 2017… Continue reading Eco-Anxiety: What can I do if I am worried about climate change?
Here at ECBC we use our personal experiences living with a mental illness to help others. We are not medical professionals and if you have any queries about seeking help or therapy we recommend speaking to your doctor. We have written a post previously giving advice on how to talk to your doctor about your mental… Continue reading Living with a mental illness: Counselling, CBT and various therapies