Manchester Life

#KnowYourCommunity: Introducing Stockport Snowdrops

#KnowYourCommunity is an ECBC campaign that hopes to raise awareness of groups/charities/organisations/people that help those living with a mental illness. ECBC spoke to Jennie, founder of Stockport Snowdrops, about her organisation and how it can help those living with a mental illness in and around Manchester. I’m Jennie and I’m based in Woodley in Stockport.… Continue reading #KnowYourCommunity: Introducing Stockport Snowdrops

Thoughts & Experience

The Importance of Writing Down Your Feelings

Written by Mental Health and Lifestyle blogger Cara Lisette. Cara shares her experience of opening up about her mental illness and how writing and sharing her story has helped on her self-love journey.   If you’d have asked me five years ago what my biggest fear was, it would have been anybody finding out about… Continue reading The Importance of Writing Down Your Feelings

Book Club

The ECBC Book Club: Matt Haig’s Notes On A Nervous Planet

You know those days when the world seems to be running on high speed around you: the days when your mind is abuzz with all the should and musts and the endless to-dos and you can't keep up? You know those days when you wish there was a universal mute or pause button so you… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: Matt Haig’s Notes On A Nervous Planet

Tips & Advice

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

Thoughts & Experience, Tips & Advice

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

Tips & Advice

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