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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

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What it is and how it affects the mental health of 1 in 5 women worldwide

I was diagnosed with Polycystic ovaries when I was 18. My period didn't start until I was 16, much later than all my other friends at school and after this I appeared to only have a cycle every 3 months or so. I spoke with my mum and we agreed it was a bit odd… Continue reading Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What it is and how it affects the mental health of 1 in 5 women worldwide

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Introducing ECBC’s #SelfcareSeptember

September? Already? Yes, August has left us and I've already got all my autumn clothes ready. What a month it's been! When we started this organisation we didn't imagine within the first few months we have as many followers and reactions to our posts. We just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who… Continue reading Introducing ECBC’s #SelfcareSeptember

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Why We Need to Fight the Stigma – My Experience

Head's up, this post contains open and honest discussion of abortion and suicide. If you can't or don't want to read it, then please don't. Just go and take care of yourself. If you do, then I trust that you know yourself well enough to know you can deal with those topics. Photograph credit: livialazar.com *****… Continue reading Why We Need to Fight the Stigma – My Experience

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Worklife Wellbeing – 3 Tips to Help You Find Balance

Written by ECBC contributor, Jen Heil, a voracious reader, bookstagrammer, dancer, poet and aspiring novelist.  ***** Managing and maintaining good mental health is difficult at the best of times in this non-stop world of ours. Trying to do it when work sucks up your free time and leaves you drained almost before you’ve started is even… Continue reading Worklife Wellbeing – 3 Tips to Help You Find Balance

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Fighting the Stigma in the Workplace

Happy Friday everyone!  Over the past month I have been horrendously treated by my employer for having difficulties with my mental health. Last month I came off my anti-depressants and the withdrawal gave me a panic attack which resulted in missing 2 hours of work whilst waiting at a&e to be seen. When I explained… Continue reading Fighting the Stigma in the Workplace