In a recent column in the Telegraph, Boris Johnson—our new prime minister— suggested how “we can improve mental health, save money and boost the economy all in one go.” ... Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying your job, and I am glad that the people in power are now considering mental health as part of their policy making; however, to position work as a “therapy” or even a “cure” is not only ignorant, but dangerous.
A cookbook might seem an odd choice for a book review on a mental-focused platform. However, Ella Risbridger’s Midnight Chicken is no ordinary cookbook. There are recipes, sure, but it is more than that. In the author’s own words: “what it really is is an annotated list of things worth living for: a manifesto of moments worth… Continue reading ECBC Book Club – Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbridger
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
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
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
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