The history of humankind is inextricably tied up with that of storytelling. From the earliest cave paintings, through the development of signed and spoken language to the written word and the development of social media, for as long as we have existed we have lived our lives through the telling of stories and through the… Continue reading The Power of Storytelling – #NationalStorytellingWeek
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
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
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.
During our month of self-care reflection it would be rude not to discuss the wonder that is The Blurt Foundation's CEO Jayne Hardy and her book The Self-Care Project. The Blurt Foundation is an organisation we often talk about (because they are awesome) and I was so excited to find their latest book was included in my… Continue reading #SelfcareSeptember x ECBC Book Club – The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy
September? Already? Yes, August has left us and I've already got all my autumn clothes ready. What a month it's been! When we started this organisation we didn't imagine within the first few months we have as many followers and reactions to our posts. We just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who… Continue reading Introducing ECBC’s #SelfcareSeptember
Head's up, this post contains open and honest discussion of abortion and suicide. If you can't or don't want to read it, then please don't. Just go and take care of yourself. If you do, then I trust that you know yourself well enough to know you can deal with those topics. Photograph credit: livialazar.com *****… Continue reading Why We Need to Fight the Stigma – My Experience
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