What Is A Blanket Fort Support System?

What Is A Blanket Fort Support System?

A blanket fort can be a place of safety and sanctuary, providing us with some much-needed comfort, a safe space – somewhere we can retreat to weather the storms. Thinking about the support we have in terms of a blanket fort can be really helpful. It can help us to put together a support system…

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Our ‘Take Some Koala-ty Time’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'Take Some Koala-ty Time' BuddyBox - The Reaction

Our lives seem to be getting more and more hectic. We rush, rush, rush from one thing to the next, and we’re always distracted by something. It’s hard to find time for ourselves. But, taking the time to unwind, and ‘just be’, is an important part of self-care. July’s Buddybox is packed with tools to help us slow down, breathe, and take…

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Depression: When It’s Time To Ask For More Help

Depression: When It's Time To Ask For More Help

When we have depression, there are times when we need more help. Sometimes we already have some support. Sometimes we don’t have any support at all. But whatever the starting point; the more supported we feel, the more manageable depression feels. Signs That Our Depression Is Creeping Back Sometimes we have a brilliant run of…

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#BlurtChats We Asked: How do you re-frame your negative thoughts about yourself into positive ones?

#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:  How do you re-frame your negative thoughts about yourself into positive ones? Hey ho Blurtaroos – Welcome to our NINTH #BlurtChats This week…

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Mental Health: Why The Words We Use Do Matter

Mental Health: Why The Words We Use Do Matter

When it comes to mental health and mental illness, language can be a very tricky landscape to navigate. There are many words and terms which are ingrained into our everyday language, which we habitually use, that can reinforce negative stereotypes, without us even realising. We don’t go about our days intending to upset or offend…

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Depression: How To Cope When Things Go Wrong

Depression: How To Cope When Things Go Wrong

Things going wrong are a normal – somewhat frustrating – part of life. They can set us back, but most of the time we can figure out a way to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and keep going. However, when we’re experiencing depression, even seemingly minor, inconsequential things going wrong can have a huge…

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Self-Care For When We’re Empty And Have Nothing Left To Give

Self-Care For When We're Empty And Have Nothing Left To Give

Sometimes we find ourselves on our knees; our motivation has deserted us, our energy tanks are depleted, we feel everything and nothing, all at once. We’re empty. Bone dry. This often brings with it a sense of frustration – ‘Why can’t I be more like [insert name of friend who is posting their achievements all over social media]?’ Guilt –…

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Our ‘Sending Gigantosaurus Hugs’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'Sending Gigantosaurus Hugs' BuddyBox - The Reaction

Our brains are wired to highlight the negative – it’s an evolutionary thing to keep us safe from predators and danger. But boy do we wish the positive sang louder and prouder. We’re all doing our best but we often don’t tell ourselves that, or hear it often. June’s Buddybox is stuffed full of gigantosaurus…

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#BlurtChats We Asked: Why do you think there’s still such a taboo about taking medication for mental ill 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:  Why do you think there’s still such a taboo about taking medication for mental ill health? Welcome Blurtaroos to our EIGHTH #BlurtChats This week…

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Let’s Talk About Medication Stigma

Let's Talk About Medication Stigma

If only we had a pound for every time we’ve heard: ‘you don’t need to take medication for your mental health, you just need to meditate/do yoga/eat more vegetables/think positive/just stop worrying’. Even though mental health and mental illness are, thankfully, becoming more and more widely discussed, stigma around mental health medication is still pervasive….

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