Our ‘Become A Rhino-Snore-Us’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'Become A Rhino-Snore-Us' BuddyBox - The Reaction

Even though we know that sleep is super duper important for our wellbeing, it’s hard to get enough sometimes. Maybe we just can’t switch off, or maybe we just have too much we need to be doing. At this time of year though, the darkness comes earlier and the temperature changes, giving us the perfect…

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Meal Planning For Those Low Energy And Low Headspace Times

Meal Planning For Those Low Energy And Low Headspace Times

Depression affects our ability to handle day-to-day tasks and daily decision-making. This makes meal planning an acute source of stress and overwhelm for so many of us because it takes energy and cognitive functions which are in limited supply. Food is one of those things, that are necessary for survival and can affect our mood,…

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#BlurtChats: What helps you get through the Winter months?

#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:  What helps you get through the Winter months? Wow can you believe it Blurtaroos? – It’s our 12th #BlurtChats already! We’ve been doing…

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8 Symptoms Of Social Anxiety

8 Symptoms Of Social Anxiety

Social anxiety can leave us feeling intensely fearful and awkward in, and of, social situations. It can have a massive impact on our day-to-day lives too and influence our interactions with other people, affecting relationships and sometimes too, our work. The anxiety often doesn’t end when the socialising ends either, we may find that we ruminate…

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Depression: How To Recognise A Downward Spiral And What To Do About It

Depression: How To Recognise A Downward Spiral And What To Do About It

A downward spiral is when we can feel ourselves slipping into a lower mood and our mental health feels as though it’s declining. They can be hard to handle because we might not really understand why things are sliding again. The nature of mental illness is that it drains our cognitive functions and the downward…

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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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