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The Blurt Foundation

"We are a social enterprise dedicated to helping those affected by depression"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

'Think of us as the knowing nod. You’ve seen it – a slight bob of the head, often accompanied by a smile. A little movement that says, “I understand”, “I’m listening” and “I’m here for you”. That’s us.'

We really understand how devastating depression can be.  Jobs come to an end, relationships break down and lives can be lost, all through the effect of depression. That’s why the work we do here at Blurt is so important – it not only changes lives, but saves them.

Our Services Are

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What We Do

Our Challenge

Blurt exists to make a difference to anyone affected by depression. Being diagnosed can be overwhelming – there’s a lot to learn and plenty of prejudice to battle. Telling people is tough, and not everyone will understand. That’s why we’re here for you, whenever you need us, for anything at all. We’ll help you understand depression and what it means for you. We’ll support you, listen to you and introduce you to people who’ve been where you are. We’ll help you break down barriers and broach the subject with those closest to you. We’ll help you help yourself, with a little knowing nod.

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.

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. Anyone with a Twitter profile can join in the conversation. And because it’s live, the hope is that it’ll be a buoyant hour which will be jam-packed with discussion, connection, advice-sharing and 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.

We Collaborate

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.

Buddyboxes

"This little box is life-changing. Just when you feel alone and that no-one understands you, this lands on your doorstep and it's like a big, warm hug."

You can buy the BuddyBox as a gift for a loved one, or as a gift for yourself (because you deserve treating too, you know). You can even gift a box to a stranger as a random act of kindness thing.

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Volunteer

Thank you ever so much for taking an interest in supporting us and the work we do, we have to admit; you’re a sight for sore eyes.

At Blurt, we’re dedicated to helping those affected by depression. The work we do is vital but we couldn’t do any of it, without our awesome support squad.

The World Health Organisation estimates there are more than 300 million people in the world living with depression right now. In the UK, 1 in 5 people experience depression and anxiety – with an 18% increase between 2005 and 2015. And sadly, we’re seeing a frightening increase in rates of mental ill health in young people. So you see, your help has come at the right time and is desperately needed.

It’s probable that you know someone who has depression right now; who might be struggling with the despair, shame and isolation that depression so often brings. Depression has a ripple effect in that it doesn’t just affect those with the illness, but those closest to them too. With your help, we can continue providing support, information and resources to aid a tailored, proactive recovery. Why not buy them a Buddybox 

When you support us, whether that be joining our Fundraising Squad, joining Team Blurt-it-out  or being a Social Mover and Shaker you truly are making an enormous difference.


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Additional Info

I'm In Crisis, What Do I Do?

Depression is an insidious illness. At its very worst, it can take lives. Every year, more than 800,000 people of all ages and walks of life die by suicide. Up to 25 times as many people make suicide attempts, and countless more experience suicidal thoughts. Depression is very often a factor in these cases. For those of us experiencing thoughts of suicide, we’re not always sure what to do, or where to go, for help. For help in an Emergency or Crisis please click here


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