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Living with a mental illness: Counselling, CBT and various therapies

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

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It’s time to start loving yourself: How to help lift your Self-Esteem

Welcome to my TED talk. It's time we start loving ourselves more. It's time to stop comparing ourselves to one another and celebrate who we are. I have just consumed some gin so this may be the booze talking but I'm very tired of tearing myself apart. It's exhausting. I'm too fat, my knees are… Continue reading It’s time to start loving yourself: How to help lift your Self-Esteem

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No Boris, Working Harder Won’t “Cure” Mental Illness.

In a recent column in the Telegraph, Boris Johnson—our new prime minister— suggested how “we can improve mental health, save money and boost the economy all in one go.” ... Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying your job, and I am glad that the people in power are now considering mental health as part of their policy making; however, to position work as a “therapy” or even a “cure” is not only ignorant, but dangerous.

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Living with a Mental Illness: Its Okay not to want to be around People all the time

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

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Living with a Mental Illness: It’s Okay To Ask For Help

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

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Dusk ‘til Dawn: Coping with Morning Anxiety

The opening and the ending are always the most important parts of any story. The Dusk ‘til Dawn blog series is centred around the idea that the way we start and end our days set the tone for how we feel. ***** Cold sweats, racing heart, sinking stomach, buzzing mind. And all you’ve done is… Continue reading Dusk ‘til Dawn: Coping with Morning Anxiety