‘The Self-Care Project’ Has Finally Flown The Nest

We can barely believe it but we’ve seen lots of photographs of our book ‘The Self-Care Project‘ across social media, so it has to be true, it’s book publication time – yippee! [Thank you to Kathleen Brown for this wonderful drawing <3] We’ve been talking about self-care until the cows came home; mainly because it’s…

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#BlurtChats We Asked: Social Media: Friend Or Foe?

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: Social Media: Friend Or Foe? So is everybody ready? Let’s go twinkletoes! So for Q1 – What do you find difficult balancing social…

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When Depression Makes Us Imagine Really Scary Things

When Depression Makes Us Imagine Really Scary Things

When we have depression, we can sometimes experience really scary thoughts. We fear that our friends or family are going to be caught up in a life-changing accident. Or become unwell. We worry that we will be fired, or mugged, or our house will burn down. It’s terrifying. We don’t like to talk about it…

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Depression: Why Surviving Deserves More Credit Than We Give It

Depression: Why Surviving Deserves More Credit Than We Give It

When we talk to family, read the papers, and scroll through social media; we often find ourselves feeling inadequate. The entire world seems to be achieving in one way or another. Whether it be a new job or promotion. Tiny babies, or photos of grandchildren’s graduations. Smiling faces sharing travels, or photos of certificates. It…

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When Depression Brings With It An Avalanche Of Guilt

When Depression Brings With It An Avalanche Of Guilt

When we have depression, it often comes with a huge dollop of all-consuming guilt. The guilt plays right into the hands of depression, which feeds back into our guilt….and so on. It’s a horrible never-ending cycle of anguish. Guilt Over Our Relationships Thinking about our relationships can cause our guilt levels to overflow. We don’t…

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Our ‘Creature Comforts’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

There are motivational quotes aplenty encouraging us to stretch for the ‘magic’ which apparently only happens outside of our comfort-zones but this month, we’re talking about the unadulterated magic which happens when we’re plonked right in the centre of our comfort-zones; that sigh of relief, the duvet snuggling, the familiarity and the joy. Our ‘Creature…

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#blurtchats We Asked: What Are Your Obstacles To Self-Care?

We Asked What Are Your Obstacles To Self Care?

On the 2nd Tuesday, of every month, we’ll be live on Twitter at 8pm (GMT) to facilitate a conversation about a topic related to mental health. Here’s a round-up of our first Twitter Chat: What are your obstacles to self-care? So everyone seems ready! Let’s go twinkletoes! So for Q1 – What are your obstacles…

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We Are So Much More Than Our Depression

When we have depression, it can be overwhelming. Sometimes it can feel as though we lose ourselves. We lose sight of who we are. We begin to feel as though we are depression and depression is us. But we aren’t alone in feeling this way. Many people with long-term illnesses feel like they’ve lost some…

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The Blurt Peer Project

We are *so* excited to share this with you, we’ve been talking about it and planning it for what feels like donkey’s years. On top of raising awareness and understanding of depression, we also feel incredibly passionate about combining peer support with education. We’ve been working our socks off on what that might look like,…

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Self-Care For Busy People

Self-Care For Busy People

When we’re busy, self-care can be one of the first things to drop off the end of the ‘to-do’ list. It’s very easy to think it’s not important and that there are other things we need to do first. However, self-care is important. Without it, we burn out quickly. We can’t give our all to…

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