Posts by Blurt Team

Our ‘Captain Of My Own Ship’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

There are times when we feel like passengers in our own lives; there’s someone else at the helm, steering our ship. Even when we can see rocky shores on the horizon and the wind’s picking up around us, we don’t feel able, nor equipped, to control the direction that we’re going. A collision seems almost…

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We’re Allowed To Say No

We're Allowed To Say No

‘No’ is often one of our first words. As a toddler, it’s usually one of our favourite words. But as we get older many of us find that it becomes harder and harder to use our no. It can feel far easier for us just to say yes, even if it’s at the expense of…

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When We Move House And Depression Comes With Us

When We Move House But Depression Comes With Us

Most of us will move house at some point in our life. This might be for a positive reason such as moving in with a partner, buying our first home, getting a new job, or moving to university. For others, it could be a much more difficult move. We might have to move away from…

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How Menopause Can Affect Our Mental Health

Menopause is part of growing older for many people. It’s a natural part of life – but that doesn’t mean that it’s always straightforward. Menopause can affect both our physical and mental health. We’re more likely to find that it affects our mental health if we’ve had mental health issues earlier on in life. Menopause…

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11 Ways We Can Manage Our Anxiety When (We’re) In Public

11 Ways We Can Manage Our Anxiety When (We're) In Public

Being in public can make it much harder to manage our levels of anxiety even for those of us who’ve struggled with anxiety for a long time and have developed some coping strategies to help us to manage the way we feel. When we’re in public, not only are we likely to have higher levels…

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Getting Going When We Have No Motivation To Do So

Getting Going When You Have No Motivation To Do So

Depression can be a motivation-sucker and a half. When we want to do something, finding the motivation to do so can be hard enough.  But when we don’t even have the motivation to find our motivation, it becomes extremely difficult. Write It All Down Trying to keep our entire to-do list in our head is…

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Our ‘A Ponder And A Wander’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Life never seems to go quite to plan, does it? It’s rife with unforeseen stuff that can derail us and that derailing can feel really unsettling. Being derailed is sometimes a blessing in disguise, it can give us a chance to recalibrate and re-focus. You see, set plans don’t tend to take into account the convoluting…

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15 Ways To Switch Off

15 Ways To Switch Off

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10 More Doodles About Living With Depression

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Self-care For Those Who Have A Caring Role

Whether it be a paid role such as a teacher, nurse, therapist, or social worker, or we’re one of the 1 in 10 people in the UK who fulfil an unpaid carer role, many of us have responsibilities that involve caring for others. For a lot of us, our roles might give us a sense…

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