Our ‘Self-care Isn’t Sel-fish’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'Self-care Isn't Sel-fish' BuddyBox - The Reaction

It’s one thing hearing that self-care isn’t selfish and quite another to ‘know’ it. It can feel icky to change habits that might not have always served us in the best self-care fashion. It can be hard to care for ourselves when we feel unworthy of love and care. May’s BuddyBox is full of fish-tactic self-care-encouraging treats,…

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365 Days of Self-Care: A Journal

365 Days of Self-Care: A Journal

We’ve only gone and written another book! Nope, we can’t quite believe it either. It’s accurate to say that we’ve definitely approached the whole ‘writing a book thing’ in a topsy-turvy way – The Self-Care Project was actually our second book idea: we’d spent a considerable amount of time planning a companion journal for the hashtag…

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Why It’s Not Attention Seeking To Talk About Mental Ill-Health

Why It's Not Attention Seeking To Talk About Mental Ill-Health

One of the most frustrating things we encounter when discussing mental ill-health is the accusations of attention seeking. We’re sure you’ve heard it too: “Oh, they’re just hurting themselves to get attention”, or “Why do you need to talk about your depression so much – are you just looking for attention?” The worst thing about…

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#BlurtChats We Asked: What Words of Comfort/Advice Would You Give to Someone With Depression?

#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 Words of Comfort/Advice Would You Give to Someone With Depression? Welcome you lovely lot! We can’t believe it’s already time for our…

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Mental Health: Our Favourite Podcasts

Mental Health: Our Favourite Podcasts

When we’re experiencing mental ill health, it can be difficult to follow the plot of a book or a TV programme. We often just don’t have the energy, or the ability to concentrate. Podcasts can be much less demanding, which makes them more accessible when we aren‘t feeling our best. Listening to people talk about…

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Taking Care Of Yourself This Exam Season

Taking Care Of Yourself This Exam Season

Exam season is always high-pressured; it’s am amalgamation of all of the things we’ve learned and the expectation that we’ll perform at our best. When we add depression to the mix, with its energy-sapping, memory-reducing, concentration-lapsing, and motivation-sucking ways, then it’s easy to see how exam season can become a source of substantial worry, anxiety…

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

#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 Manage To Socialise Within The Confines Of Your Depression Or Anxiety? Hi guys! Here we go again. A HUGE smiley…

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Our ‘When Life Gives You Lemons’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'When Life Gives You Lemons' BuddyBox - The Reaction

Life will always give us lemons and making lemonade with them is all very well and good, but what if we don’t like lemonade? What if we have enough lemonade to last through the century, thank you very much? How to handle these ‘ere lemons, eh? April’s BuddyBox is a ‘hug in a box’ packed…

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11 Symptoms Of Anxiety That Are More Common Than We Might Think

11 Symptoms Of Anxiety That Are More Common Than We Might Think

Anxiety is different from depression, but the two often go hand in hand. Depression can cause us to stop doing things, or even leaving the house for a while. When we then come to do these things again, it can cause us to feel incredibly anxious. Anxiety can sometimes lead to depression. It stops us…

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Depression: When We Feel Alone In A Room Of Our Favourite People

Depression: When We Feel Alone In A Room Of Our Favourite People

When living with depression, it’s common to feel alone no matter how many people we have around us. It can be painful. It can be difficult to understand. How can we possibly feel so lonely in a room filled with the people who matter the most to us? But we do feel lonely. We feel…

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