Thoughts & Experience, Tips & Advice

Living with a mental illness: The side effects we don’t talk about

We often hear about the major side effects of living with a mental illness: panic attacks, low mood, feeling isolated and even suicidal thoughts. We don't often hear about other side effects that can go alongside it, things that can effect our everyday lives and go hand in hand with our mental illness. Unable to… Continue reading Living with a mental illness: The side effects we don’t talk about

Miscellaneous

How do we support someone struggling with mental illness?

When someone shares that they are struggling with their mental health, how should we respond? Whether it's a friend, family member, co-worker or even a stranger on social media, well meaning responses, such as "Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help”, can actually add to the struggle. Often we don't really… Continue reading How do we support someone struggling with mental illness?

Miscellaneous

#KnowYourCommunity: Creative Living Centre

KnowYourCommunity is an ECBC campaign that hopes to raise awareness of groups/charities/organisations/people that help those living with a mental illness and empowering others. This month we spoke to Kate from Creative Living Centre all about the independent charity and what they do to help people with their mental health. My name is Kate Parsons and… Continue reading #KnowYourCommunity: Creative Living Centre

Thoughts & Experience

7 Ways I am Learning to Make More Time for Myself

Life can get so busy, can’t it? There’s only so many hours in a day, and once you take out working, commuting, eating, sleeping and other essential life activities, there isn’t much time left. This is something I really struggled with last year. I am, by choice and situation, a busy person, powered by tea,… Continue reading 7 Ways I am Learning to Make More Time for Myself

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