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Remote-Working: Sharing What We Have Learned

At Blurt, our entire team works remotely and flexibly. We always have – in fact, we’ve never actually met one another in person. With so many companies having to transition their workforce to a remote-working one, we thought we’d create a guide of the things we’ve learned over the years. Setting Up A Home Workspace…

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Self-Talk: Why The Words We Use Matter

We all have an internal dialogue – whether we’re aware of it or not. Some of us may be conscious of it as a constant stream. For others, it might seem less often and more ‘remember to put the bins out’ and ‘oh you dingo, why did you drop the toast on the floor?’. Our…

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When Mental Illness Won’t Let Us Leave The House

When Mental Illness Won't Let Us Leave The House

Mental illness can make it difficult to leave the house. This can be hard for both us and our loved ones to understand. Particularly if we’re someone who’s always been fairly outgoing, independent, and sociable. Anxiety When We Leave The House Anxiety can be part of many mental illnesses; whether diagnosed as a distinct condition…

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To Our Carers And Supporters: Thank You

A Letter To Our Carers And Supporters Thank You

To our Carers and Supporters, thank you for caring for us and supporting us. We know that it can sometimes take its toll. It can be hard for us to know how to thank you and mightn’t always say thank you enough. Thank you for all of the practical help and support you offer us. For…

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Coming To Terms With Chronic Mental Illness

For some people, mental illness is a long-term or ‘chronic’ condition. Coming to terms with the idea that we might have to proactively manage our mental health for an extended period can be difficult to cope with. It can take a long time to absorb it, accept it, and learn how to adapt our lives…

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Mental Illness: Preparing For Your First Appointment

Mental Illness: Preparing For Your First Appointment

If we’re worried about our mental health, it’s often helpful to speak to a healthcare professional. But booking and attending an appointment can be a real challenge. The closer the appointment gets, the more intense our anxiety around it can become. Preparing for it can help us to feel more in control, and to reduce…

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What We Want You To Know About Self-Damaging Behaviours

What We Want You To Know About Self-Damaging Behaviours

When we’re trying to cope with the stresses and strains of life, there may be times when we turn to self-damaging behaviours. The use of these behaviours is often highly stigmatised and this stigma can be worsened by a lack of understanding. Self-Damaging Behaviours Are Wide-Ranging Self-damaging behaviours can encompass a range of things. This…

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Mental Health Medication: Myths And Facts

Mental Health Medication: Myths And Facts

Mental health medication isn’t half an emotive topic with contrasting opinions coming from every which way. Some opinions are based on personal experience, and some on research. But there are also many based on myths and false information. Not only can it be difficult to separate the myths from fact, but false information can directly contribute…

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Describing Anxiety To Those Who’ve Never Had It

It’s often hard to translate our thoughts and feelings into words. Most people will have experienced the feeling of anxiety at some point in their lives. However, feeling the emotion of anxiety now and again in response to distinct situations is quite different from living with an anxiety disorder. Tense Anxiety can cause every single…

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Coping With The Frustration Of Mental Illness

Mental illness can be incredibly frustrating – impacting all areas of our lives and making it harder to do things that we want or have previously been able to do. What Is Frustration? The Oxford dictionary defines being frustrated as being annoyed or impatient because you can’t achieve what you want. It’s often linked with…

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