Second narrative book from mental health campaigner and founder of The Blurt Foundation, writing on the concept of wonky boundaries and how to manage them when struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues
Life is a battleground, and it's all because of our boundaries; the physical, emotional, and mental ones we have or, all too often, don't have.
And they're fluid too because we relax them for people we trust and want to let in and assert them for those we're not so sure about. They're also dependent on how we see ourselves; if we're low in confidence, self-esteem or self-worth, then our boundaries can quite often be flimsy.
If we've been hurt, our boundaries can become impenetrable which can lead to us feeling alone, isolated and worthless.
Topics will include: the boundaries of others (why they sometimes smart), professional boundaries, the boundaries we have with different family members, our friends, boundaries for carers (inc. parents), time boundaries, and boundaries which are sometimes forced upon us when we're unwell.
Jayne Hardy is the founder and CEO of The Blurt Foundation - a social enterprise dedicated to helping those affected by depression.
Jayne lives in Cornwall with her husband, their daughter, and their dog. She has spoken, and written, about her own experiences of depression and self-care on BBC Radio 2, at TEDxBrum, and in publications such as Huffington Post, Grazia and Virgin.com, to name a few.
Her innovative use of the internet to bring about positive social change was recognised from the off. She won the TalkTalk Digital Hero Award in 2011, and in 2014 was included in Marketing Magazine's list of Top Ten Digital Mavericks. Jayne has been mentioned as one of the 19 inspirational women leading the way in mental health by Rethink as part of their International Women's Day celebration. In 2016, Jayne led the viral #whatyoudontsee social media campaign.