Tips & Advice

6 Quick Tips for Online Therapy

These latest social distancing measures have meant a lot of our personal interactions have had to shift online, including therapy sessions. This can feel a bit unsettling, particularly if you are used to, or were gearing up speak to a therapist face to face. However, online therapy can be a really helpful support system, especially… Continue reading 6 Quick Tips for Online Therapy

Tips & Advice

Sleep and Anxiety- 6 Tips for Better Rest During this Difficult Time

Sleep is incredibly important for our health and sense of well-being. It’s not just a time out from our busy lives, but a key part of the bodies’ recover and repair process. Lack of it can result in us feeling anxious and irritable, with poor concentration that can lead to accidents and may even contribute… Continue reading Sleep and Anxiety- 6 Tips for Better Rest During this Difficult Time

Book Club

ECBC Book Club – Carry on, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

This month's book review has been written by Kelly, so thank-you to her!  They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its title? I spend everyday trying to convince myself that life is hard but it’s worth it. On the harder days, I go in search… Continue reading ECBC Book Club – Carry on, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

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The ECBC Book Club: Thrive by J. J. Eden

This is a bit of a special one.  Not only is this collection of poetry and micro fiction touch on the subjects dear to our heart and cause, but I am also completely obsessed with the author. Which is fine because she’s our very own Jen!  This isn’t going to be a sales pitch though.… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: Thrive by J. J. Eden

Miscellaneous

5 Amazing Podcasts About Mental Health 2019

I love a good podcast. Whether they are meant to be funny, informative or just a few people having a really good chat, they are perfect for the daily commute, background noise for housework or cooking, or just something to listen to and engage with when you are feeling a little down, overwhelmed or a… Continue reading 5 Amazing Podcasts About Mental Health 2019

Thoughts & Experience

No Boris, Working Harder Won’t “Cure” Mental Illness.

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.

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ECBC Book Club – Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbridger

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

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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