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Talking to Your Doctor About Your Mental Health

When you are struggling with a mental illness, it can be really difficult to talk to people about what you are going through. The doctor is often the first port of call when we feel unwell, physically or mentally, but taking this step can feel daunting and full of unknowns. To help you navigate the process of speaking to your GP about your mental health, we’ve put together some practical advice and suggestions for each stage

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5 Things You Can Do To Help Live with Depression

Depression is often described as a form of darkness. It can leave you bed-bound, isolated and desperate for answers. I can tell you though that it is possible to live with depression through my own experience and I have found the five tips below really helped. Emma x   1. Go outside Getting outside is… Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do To Help Live with Depression

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Why Hobbies & Interests are so important when living with a mental illness

When you are living with a mental illness it can be hard to even focus on your phone screen, let alone take up Equestrian classes or go for a jog. However, through own self-discovery I have noted that when I am being creative, or outside or even doing something lying down like reading - this… Continue reading Why Hobbies & Interests are so important when living with a mental illness

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5 Things you can do to help live with anxiety

Living with anxiety can be extremely challenging, especially as invisible illnesses are not seen as important to treat than others. From our own experiences living with anxiety we would recommend: 1. Drink less caffeine Yes. I know. It hurts to even type those words. As someone who lives for coffee and coca cola, it is… Continue reading 5 Things you can do to help live with anxiety

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Intentions Not Resolutions

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

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ECBC’s Christmas Survival Guide – Eight Tips to Help you Cope with the Festive Period

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

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Get Your Groom On – #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 Get Your Groom On – #QueerEye