Jayne Hardy is the Founder of The Blurt Foundation. Blurt is dedicated to helping those affected by depression and passionately believes that mental health is just as important as physical health. Blurt raises awareness, provides tools and knowledge to help proactive recovery and challenge the stigma that prevents people reaching out for help. Blurt also works 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. Jayne has been named by Marketing Magazine as one of the UK’s Top 100 Digital Mavericks 2015, and was the winner of the TalkTalk Digital Hero Award in 2012. She has also been shortlisted in the Mind Mark Hansen Digital Media Category in 2013 and in the Mum And Working Most Inspiring Business Parent Category in 2015. Jayne has been recognised as a pioneer in overcoming obstacles to use the power of the Internet to bring about social change. Jayne is going to use the Shackleton Foundation funding towards the costs of re-launching Blurt’s Email Support Scheme which aims to successfully match 2,500 people affected by depression, to an online mentor within the next 12 months.
Award Date: March 2015