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This listing is for an green Mental Health Awarness bracelet, although the green awareness ribbon can also represent many other conditions.
Awareness Ribbons, a commonly seen 21st Century phenomenon, were created to increase general public awareness of a particular illness, disability or condition, and to gather support for its sufferers.
It is a simple way to show your support for a specific cause, or perhaps even to indicate that you are suffering from that particular condition yourself.

This listing is for an Green Awarness bracelet, supporting sufferers of Depression, Childhood Depression and Mental Health conditions.
Depression in all its forms is a debilitating yet invisible condition, and due to the misconceptions and a general lack of understanding surrounding mental health, sufferers often feel isolated and misunderstood.

We are now becoming more aware of the wide ranging effects of depression and related mental health conditions, and are learning how to best support sufferers, be it in the workplace or at home.
You don’t need to be an expert to start talking about mental health, sometimes the most helpful thing you can do is to let someone know that you are there for them and simply listen.

❤Talk, but listen too, simply being there will mean a lot.

❤Take your lead from the person, ask them how best you can help.

❤Avoid saying things like ‘Cheer up’, ‘I’m sure it’ll pass’ and ‘Pull yourself together’ this definitely won’t help.

❤Accept them as they are, be open minded and non-judgemental.

❤Keep in touch, send a text or just ask someone how they are doing.

❤Don’t stop including them in your plans, even if they always seem to say no. They might not feel like socialising, but still want to be asked!

❤Don’t just talk about their depression, chat about everyday things as well.

Fortunately the public perception and attitude to mental health is changing, albeit slowly, and it is becoming something that can begin to be discussed more openly, although many sufferers will be anxious about the reactions of friends and family.
Wearing an awareness bracelet can help to normalise the condition, as well as initiating discussion and gathering support.
Indeed, it is estimated that 1 in 3 people will suffer from some sort of depression or mental health issues at some time in their lives, so it is not a subject that we can ignore!

This Green Ribbon Awareness bracelet is made from Green faux suede, and is available in a range of sizes, via the drop down menu, and is fully adjustable with an extension chain. Just let me know if you require a size that is not listed, by contacting me via the ‘Message to Seller’ option.

The suede band attaches to an infinity symbol, to represent the universality of the condition, and to emphasise that this condition is something that affects the sufferer each minute of each hour of each and every day. Alternatively, you can choose to replace the infinity symbol with an affirmation ring with the word STRENGTH stamped on it, to represent the fight that sufferers battle through on a daily basis, or a ring with SURVIVOR, to let the world know that you are determined to get through this, that your story is not over (see listing photo for examples of these different options).

Finally, a charm is added as a finishing touch.
You can choose from a wide range, including a green enamelled awareness ribbon, a plain silver awareness ribbon, a silver ‘hope’ ribbon, a Boxing Glove to represent a fighter, or Engraved tags reading either “I Will” or “I Can”. Simply use the Order Note to seller box.
Additional Charms are available to purchase, simply select 2 charms or 3 charms from the options, and message me the charms you would like.

📆 Every item in my shop is custom made to order, exactly to your requirements. Please be aware that this means an order can take up to 10-14 days to create, before shipping.

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I used to be an active primary school teacher, until problems arising from Congenital Hip Dislocation and Bi Lateral Hip Dysplasia. Shortly after the birth of my children, I developed Severe Arthritis in my left hip. After some time and waiting lists (another story!) I had a hip replacement on my left hip. I returned to work and caring for my family, but the hip was never ‘right’ and still caused issues. To cut a very long story short, after multiple surgeries, eventually a severe bone infection was found. This meant removal of the entire prosthesis and iv antibiotic before replacing the hip again. However, Chronic Pain ensued. And ultimately I was offered the option of total permanent removal of the implant leaving me disabled but without pain. Sadly, that didn’t work out too well, and the same level of pain ensued. I was referred to various PMU and underwent many procedures, and have had a spinal cord stimulator implant.

Gemstones have long been my passion, and I’ve always dabbled making gemstone bracelets and pressing them onto my long suffering friends whenever they mentioned some ailment. It was a natural progression for me, when I had to retire from teaching on medical grounds, to begin making my jewellery to sell. This began simply as a way to keep busy, whilst I was in and out of hospital, and I only ever made items to order for people I knew.. but they were paying me, so I could buy more sparkly rocks!
Now I make all sorts of jewellery, but each item is still made with as much love as those first bracelets, and the recipient is the main focus at the centre of everything I create.
So I’m afraid I don’t have ready made items that I can pop into a Jiffy bag when you order, but I will create a specially commissioned piece just for you!
This story started with me as an active young(ish) mum with a career I loved. Now my children are post University, working and living their own lives, my husband is my carer, and I spend a lot of time in bed!

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