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.

Thoughts & Experience, Tips & Advice

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

Thoughts & Experience

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