What We Do
We Increase Understanding
While depression is a common condition, there are a lot of misconceptions about it. At Blurt we work hard to increase understanding of depression, from the perspective of those who’ve actually experienced it.
We blog about living with, managing, and supporting others with depression in a friendly, accessible way. Our resources explain key issues clearly – we don’t believe in complicating things unnecessarily. Plus everything we do comes with a heavy dollop of empathy.
WE CHAMPION YOU
We know how difficult it is living with depression, so we’re always looking for ways to give our community a little lift.
On social media, we share useful and relatable content, and do our darndest to make sure no comment goes unanswered. We also send out messages of hope and encouragement once a week to our email subscribers – these ’nuggets of kindness’ are praised by our audience for making dark days feel just that little bit brighter.
We don’t want anyone to ever feel like they have to struggle alone.
Mental health is just as important as physical health, and we’re working hard to get that message out there.
We raise awareness, provide tools and knowledge to help proactive recovery and challenge the stigma that prevents people reaching out for help.
We work closely with medical practitioners, employers, schools and companies to help them understand depression, what it means and how they can support those affected by it.
The Blurt Peer Project
The Blurt Peer Project, supported by the Aviva Community Fund, is a groundbreaking, peer-led project focused on improving the mental health of young people aged 5-24, equipping them with essential tools to ultimately achieve happier, healthier and fulfilled lives.
We’ll be collaborating with primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, sixth forms and universities from the get-go; at every stage of development and delivery, we’ll co-produce the content with young people.