So often when we think of and talk about health, the focus is on the physical body. When an illness or health problem is ‘invisible’ to others from the outside, it can make that person feel even more alone.
Our mental wellbeing is so important, yet for many it’s a misunderstood area full of stigma. Set up to increase awareness and understanding of depression, Blurt support people with depression in a number of different ways.
One of their brilliant services is their BuddyBox, and let me tell you, this is such a brilliant idea! Often it can be hard to know what to do or say when a friend or family member shares that they’re dealing with depression. The BuddyBox is a small way to show that person you care and brighten up their day. Not just for those dealing with mental health issues, the BuddyBox is a great treat for yourself when you need to incorporate more self care!
The BuddyBox is packed full of feel good treats that give you that feel good ‘cared for’ feeling. It certainly made me smile when I received it in the post, just getting a parcel is enough to put a smile on my face! Here’s an example of what the BuddyBox includes:
It’s such a delightful package of awesomeness! Everything in the box just makes you smile, from the sheep pin to the duck notes and, my personal fave, the You Are Brave cross stitch which will be going on my wall when it’s finished!
You can find out all about the BuddyBox subscription options here, starting from £21.50 for a one-off box and £12.00 for a BuddyBox Lite. These boxes would make such a wonderful gift for a friend or yourself. Remember, you’ll not only be supporting your friend, you’ll be supporting Blurt to do their work too!
Last week was Depression Awareness Week and Blurt had an amazing social media campaign with people posting selfies of themselves and the hashtag #WhatYouDontSee to raise awareness and highlight the fact that depression can affect anyone.
It’s so encouraging to see organisations like this supporting people and creating change in the world!
If you’ve experienced depression, how could you have been better supported? What do you think of the #WhatYouDontSee campaign?
*BuddyBox was gifted in exchange for impartial review