Our ‘Self-Care Through The Grotty Times’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'Self-Care Through The Grotty Times' BuddyBox - The Reaction

Life is a rollercoaster, that’s one thing we can all be certain of; it has more ups and downs than a merry-go-round. You think that you’re doing a-ok, that you’ve got this self-care thing sussed, and then, bam, something new pops up. When that happens, it’s easy for self-care to fall by the wayside –…

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Our Book: ‘365 Days Of Self-Care: A Journal’ Has Arrived!

Our Book: ‘365 Days Of Self-Care: A Journal’ Has Arrived!

We can hardly believe it, but it’s publication day for our second book; 365 Days Of Self-Care: A Journal! The disruptive nature of life means that, sometimes, our best-laid plans get waylaid. When there’s a toss-up between self-care activities and heeding the needs and requests of others, it’s quite likely that self-care will lose out….

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Mental Health Recovery Is Never Linear

Mental Health Recovery Is Never Linear

When things go awry, we like to know what to do and how to do it, so that it can be sorted out – it’s a totally natural response. With some illnesses, the treatment is simple and we are able to move on. Unfortunately, mental ill health isn’t so straightforward, and to make it even…

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We’ve Answered 10 Popular Google Searches: Why Does Depression…?

We've Answered 10 Popular Google Searches: Why Does Depression...?

When we’ve been diagnosed with a health condition, or are concerned about our health, it’s natural that we head to Google for some answers. Depression is no different; whether we’re experiencing it ourselves or supporting a loved one who has depression, we hit up the search engine. We’ve answered 10 popular Google searches which begin…

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11 Ways To Reach In To Those Who Have Depression

11 Ways To 'Reach In' To Those Who Have Depression

Those with depression are actively encouraged to reach out for help and support but the low self-worth that we experience as part of depression can make it a really difficult thing to do. When we’re low, it can be hard to find the words we need in order to reach out to those around us. It can be…

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How Bullet Journaling Can Help Us Manage Our Mental Health

How Bullet Journaling Can Help Us Manage Our Mental Health

Bullet journaling is a handy way of keeping stock of different aspects of our lives. They’re quite visual and allow us to get creative as we plan, diarise, monitor and track.  There’s a wealth of information online (particularly on Pinterest) about layouts for our bullet journals (BuJo for short) but most importantly, there’s no right…

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#BlurtChats Open Chat: Let’s Chat All Things Mental Health

#BlurtChats We Asked: How Do You Manage To Socialise Within The Confines Of Your Depression Or Anxiety?

On the 2nd Tuesday, of every month, we’re live on Twitter at 8pm (GMT) to facilitate a conversation about a topic related to mental health. Here’s a round-up of our Twitter Chat:  Open Chat: Let’s Chat All Things Mental Health Hey ho Blurtaroos – It’s time for our TENTH #BlurtChats This week we are having…

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Our ‘When Life Gets Over-Whale-Ming’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'When Life Gets Over-Whale-Ming' BuddyBox - The Reaction

Sometimes life feels over-whale-ming. There’s just too much going on, and too much to maintain. We’re struggling to tread water, and have the terrible feeling that we’re about to go under. August’s BuddyBox is for the times when there’s a storm on the horizon and the waves are rolling in. It’s a soothing ‘hug in a box’,…

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The Big Blurtathon

The Big Blurtathon

On Friday the 21st of September 2018, we’re hosting The Big Blurtathon and we really need your help to make it a rip-roaring success. The theme of this years is ‘We All Have A Story’ – because we all do, and we’re going to be handing over the mic to anyone who’d like to hold…

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The Things Employers Can Do To Cultivate A Supportive Workplace Culture

The Things Employers Can Do To Cultivate A Supportive Workplace Culture

When we are able to work, we spend a considerable chunk of time there. It can have a big impact on our mental health – both good and bad. Creating a supportive workplace culture is important. It’s not just the responsibility of the boss or line manager – it’s everyone’s responsibility. That said, a supportive…

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