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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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#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

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#AtAnyAge: Thirties – Learning To Live With The Beast

Written by ECBC contributor Jen, aged 30.....something (shush!). #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.  Sharing the reality of living with mental illness is difficult. It is something I advocate strongly because I firmly… Continue reading #AtAnyAge: Thirties – Learning To Live With The Beast

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#AtAnyAge: Twenties – Advice for those struggling with a mental illness

Written by ECBC Contributor Michael, aged 25 and living with a mental illness. #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.  I’ve suffered with my mental health since I was a teenager. At first… Continue reading #AtAnyAge: Twenties – Advice for those struggling with a mental illness

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Life’s Too Short for a Shit Job- Why you need to work somewhere that works

On average we will spend 92,120 hours during our lifetime at our workplace. That's 39.2 hours a week, 1842 hours a year - which will only get longer as, at this rate, most of us will be working until we're 90. So why do we stay in jobs that do not make us happy? This… Continue reading Life’s Too Short for a Shit Job- Why you need to work somewhere that works

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Work Your Wardrobe – #QueerEye

When you’re struggling with mental illness it’s easy to feel completely overwhelmed by the simplest things. Everyday tasks seem insurmountable and we end up feeling helpless, useless, and surrounded by chaos. Getting back on top of those runaway trains of thought and feeling can seem impossible, but sometimes a small change can make a big… Continue reading Work Your Wardrobe – #QueerEye