It's described as a 'hug in a box' and lets face it, who wouldn't want to receive a box of goodies to cheer themselves up on days where depression, anxiety and stress are really giving you a hard time?
This is what the Buddy Box subscription is.
It's a box full of items, treats and goodies designed to help someone struggling with mental illness to feel a little bit more comfortable and to let them know that someone is thinking of them. The boxes come from an organization known as The Blurt Foundation, who are known for their work with mainly depression, but as an anxiety sufferer, I can safely say, I think these boxes would be a source of comfort to anyone struggling with any kind of mental illness.
To learn more about the buddy box system, please click here.
The Blurt Foundation very kindly sent me a complementary box in exchange for a review, and honestly, I was not disappointed, especially when I saw that the box I had received, had their very recent book 'The Self Care Project' inside.
I have included a video below, which shows me unboxing the Buddy Box, and I show you all the items inside. If you don't want to watch the video, then read on to see some photographs and a bit of commentary on the items:
1. Socks and Foot Balm
2. Space Mask
I thoroughly enjoyed this!
When you open up the packet, the masks starts to heat up - so don't open it unless you are going to use it. However, it also contains jasmine flowers, so you get a lovely jasmine scent while you sleep.
3. Self Care Merchandise
It's all about self care at The Blurt Foundation, and this is a small badge and a card with a Self Care quote on it to remind yourself to also put yourself and your recovery first.
4. The Self Care Project Book
I was so excited to see this included in my box.
Written by Jayne Hardy, the founder and CEO of The Blurt Foundation, this book is all about practicing self care and the importance of making time for yourself!
5. The Blurt Zine mini magazine
Please be aware that if you wish to sign up for the Buddy Box Subscription, the items in the box will change on a month to month basis.
Some other goodies which have been included in previous boxes include:
- Body Lotions
- Colouring Books
In conclusion...would I recommend the Buddy Box? Absolutely! I think it's a wonderful thing that people can subscribe to when they need a little extra love and care in their lives, especially when suffering with mental illness!
To see more about what The Blurt Foundation does and to order a Buddy Box, please click here.
Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this blog post or to make the video. I was sent a complementary Buddy Box in exchange for an honest review.
To view the video, just click below: