The Blurt Foundation
23rd May 2016
Blurt exists to make a difference to anyone affected by depression.
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.
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.
We let our customers and stakeholders speak for us, they're the people we're trying to help the most:
"Your emails save me every day. Thank you."
I have struggled for 40 years with bipolar since I was a child but have always worked and fought to keep going. The last 18 months have proved to difficult. Being chosen to receive your kind gift has left me tearful with joy. I have rarely felt love and this is a wonderful gift that has made a massive change in how I feel. My main issues have been how others have treated me. So your gift has had a much more profound effect than you could have known .....Thank you and I hope your son is recovering xxx You will always be in my heart so will also never be alone xxx"
We're dedicated to helping those affected by depression.
It is difficult, but talking about depression is really important. We think people who’ve experienced it know best, so we’re passionate about peer support – connecting those who have been through depression with those who are currently struggling, to provide reassurance and comfort during a very scary time.
The stuff we do here at Blurt is vitally important, and we want to carry on doing it. Here are our strategic priorities for 2016/17:
- Increase awareness and understanding of depression
- Develop peer support networks
- Collaborate with partners to facilitate learning and innovation
- Strengthen revenue streams to create a more planned and sustainable future