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

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

Thoughts & Experience, Tips & Advice

Anxiety, Activism and Protesting

This blog was inspired by a conversation I had with fellow ECBC babe, Jen, whilst we were marching around Manchester on the Global Climate Strike on 21st September. The march was great- filled with love, compassion and a real, vibrate-the-air desire for change. However, it was easy to see how overwhelming an event like this… Continue reading Anxiety, Activism and Protesting

Tips & Advice

Eco-October: Six Super-Simple Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

Happy Saturday all! Following on from last week’s blog on eco-anxiety, this one will share some simple things people could try to feel more empowered and active in reducing their carbon footprint. But please remember, it’s not about being perfect or changing everything at once. I’ve been reflecting on this a lot since I wrote… Continue reading Eco-October: Six Super-Simple Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

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.