Miscellaneous

Self-love September: The ECBC Book Club, Jayne Hardy’s Making Space

I would read anything by Jayne Hardy. If she told me she had written something on the back of a leaf and pointed towards a big ol' forest you know I would be running right in there to find it. She is everything I hope to be and a daily inspiration. She's gone and done… Continue reading Self-love September: The ECBC Book Club, Jayne Hardy’s Making Space

Miscellaneous, Thoughts & Experience, Tips & Advice

Self-love September: Being kinder to yourself, promoting self-care & setting healthy boundaries

You know here at ECBC Manchester we love a campaign, especially a campaign that helps promote being kinder to ourselves. This month we are focusing on how we can look after ourselves more and love ourselves for who we are. Self-kindness plays a massive part in promoting a positive mental health and this month we… Continue reading Self-love September: Being kinder to yourself, promoting self-care & setting healthy boundaries

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

Book Club

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.