“Dealing with Dyslexia” by Marcus Jones

When The Secretary of State declared his struggles with Dyslexia recently , there is no doubt he created an impact due to his honesty, which was welcomed by many parents, aspiring children and young adults. It’s to easy to turn around today and say a child is “thick” or “slow”, some may say you cannot use that type of language, …

Robyn’s Corner Of The World “I Can, I Will”

Hi, my name is Robyn. I am a professional Life Coach but for the purposes of these blogs- I am your average Joe. One of my biggest passions is Mental Health, how we can learn more about it and all its complexities, but also how we can learn to manage and maintain it! Mental health is, for me, by far …

September 10th 2018 – World Suicide Prevention Day – Let’s Talk!

Today there are volunteer organisations who enhance many lives, including those members of service clubs, the volunteer sector and like minded groups. We change lives with fantastic community projects, we make a difference in the most difficult areas of the world. Simply put we bring people together. Within our service community of members and volunteers around the world suicide has …

Board Games Are Not Just For Kids!

Board Games Are Not Just For Kids!

Recently I spoke to a mother who lost her son to suicide a few years ago, at the very young age of 19. During our conversation we talked about the impact of positive wellbeing influences outside physical sport, activities that you may not consider to be as impactful, yet research shows this not to be the case, actually the opposite. …

Are You Mad?

I am known within my group of friends on occasion in conversation to mutter the words “I have an idea”, just like Michael Caine in the iconic film “The Italian Job”. At that point the reaction is normally “oh god”, run for cover or something like that, then the realisation I do actually have a real idea that draws a …

How it Feels To Be Lonely In Your 20s

It’s not just elderly people who can feel lonely or isolated. I’m 26 and sometimes I feel so empty and alone I can hardly bear to inhabit my own skin. My diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) definitely affects my ability to maintain stable relationships, and having generalised anxiety means that I can panic in new situations or in social …

Social Media- The Effects On A New Generation

Depression is slated to be the leading cause of disability by 2030. Now, research funded by the National Institutes of Health says that, for young adults, heavy social media use is correlated with depression. This is worth paying attention to. The research, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, was the first nationally representative study exploring the link between social …

Practical Ways To Help A Friend With Deppresion.

AUGUST 3, 2017 | SUPPORTING SOMEONE WITH DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM Depression can be an incredibly isolating illness. When we’re depressed, it can be hard for us to speak to our friends. We worry about bringing them down, feel awkward and embarrassed, and don’t know how to explain how we’re feeling.  We may try and isolate ourselves, as it seems easier …

How Leader’s Can Influence Mental Health in the Work Place.

Your Business DNA. I am a true believer that any business no matter what it’s organisationsl structure has a DNA influence, one that sets a tone for the environment of the workplace for its employees. Irrelevant of if a small business, Plc companies, multimillion pound conglomerate, retail, service sector, call centre. Every environment will have a feel to it. My …