#BlurtChats We Asked: What Help Or Support From Others Would Genuinely Help You The Most

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 Help Or Support From Others Would Genuinely Help You The Most? So is everybody ready? Let’s start with our main question – so…

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Understand The Difference Between Depression And Sadness

The question: ‘do I have depression or am I sad?’, is a common one. It can be difficult to work out whether we’re experiencing sadness – a human emotion, or depression – a medical condition. Asking ‘Dr Google’ can leave us feeling even more confused, especially as sadness is something those with depression do experience. The…

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Self-Care For The Festive Season

Self-Care For The Festive Season

If ever there was a polarising time of year, it’s now. The festive season can be lovely, exciting, heartwarming, and fun. It can also be incredibly stressful, lonely, claustrophobic, and difficult to cope with. Our mood might be lower than normal, due to it being winter, and the pressure to plaster a smile on our…

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Our ‘The Self-Care Sanctuary’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Life gets noisy at this time of year. The holiday hullabaloo, crowds and carols, all the people-ing. It’s all too much. We feel the need to slow down. We’re craving peace and calm and rest. And have we got a BuddyBox for you! Our ‘Self-Care Sanctuary’ BuddyBox is designed to help us create our very own self-care…

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‘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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