Miscellaneous, Thoughts & Experience, Tips & Advice

#KnowYourCommunity: Keep Real

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 Kimmy from Keep Real all about the organisation and what they do to help people with their mental health. Hello! My name is Kimberley Robinson and I… Continue reading #KnowYourCommunity: Keep Real

Book Club, Thoughts & Experience

The ECBC Book Club: One Tooth Luce by Luce Watson

ECBC Manchester hosts a regular online book club that focuses on books/poetry/blogs that help those living with a mental illness. If you would like to suggest something for our next club please do get in contact. This month we review local legend Luce Watson's book One Tooth Luce - an honest reflection on an adventurous… Continue reading The ECBC Book Club: One Tooth Luce by Luce Watson

Thoughts & Experience, Tips & Advice

ASMR: What It Is & How it Can Help Living With Anxiety

I have anxiety and living with this mental illness can mean a restless mind and means struggling to fall asleep. We can often lie awake until the early hours of the morning thinking about our worries, work or even just what we are having for tea the next day. Our brains are complex but one… Continue reading ASMR: What It Is & How it Can Help Living With Anxiety

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

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

Thoughts & Experience, Tips & Advice

It’s time to start loving yourself: How to help lift your Self-Esteem

Welcome to my TED talk. It's time we start loving ourselves more. It's time to stop comparing ourselves to one another and celebrate who we are. I have just consumed some gin so this may be the booze talking but I'm very tired of tearing myself apart. It's exhausting. I'm too fat, my knees are… Continue reading It’s time to start loving yourself: How to help lift your Self-Esteem

Thoughts & Experience

Between Love and Loathing- a story of self love

Valentine’s Day is nearly here. A day to show that special someone in your life how much you love them. Or, if you are cynical like me, a day to eye-roll at the print-a-sentiment cards, overpriced chocolates and booked-up restaurants. Despite my cold-heartedness, the day does remind me how important it is to now and… Continue reading Between Love and Loathing- a story of self love