Where was the idea of Hello Recovery born?
I was diagnosed with anorexia in 2013, and have since been on my own journey to recovery. I found that there weren't any products designed specifically to help those with mental heath issues, which, considering the amount of aids available for physical disabilities, I found quite astounding.
Once I got to a stage in my recovery where I was healthier in my body and mind, I started thinking about what could have helped me when I was struggling. Were there products that could help encourage me or remind me to keep fighting...?
Two years on and I launched Hello Recovery, on 27th September 2015.
After a successful two years in business, selling over 200 hand-stamped spoons, the site was relaunched with a new website on 24th June 2017.
What is the aim of Hello Recovery?
The aim of Hello Recovery is to aid people in their recovery by selling handmade products specifically designed for those with mental health issues.
I plan on creating more products to help people in their recoveries, whilst also raising awareness of mental health issues.
I also hope to generate enough profit to give a percentage of my proceeds to mental health charities such as Beat and Mind in the future.
UK Postage is free.
International Postage is £1 - £3 depending on the product purchased.
All orders are dispatched within 12 working days, and are posted using Royal Mail 2nd class post for UK orders and first class air mail for worldwide or international orders. You can also upgrade the postage for a small fee.
Each spoon is wrapped in brown paper tied with a piece of string and comes with a handwritten personalised tag with your name on.
If multiple spoons are ordered I will always package each one separately so they make the perfect gift.
Each Recovery Bug comes in a small organza bag with its own little booklet containing a profile and the Recovery Bug Mission.
Published on the 14th of April 2016, I was featured in a BuzzFeed article about social media and their constant battle to protect viewers from harmful pro- self harm and eating disorder content.
Listen to me talk about my experiences with an eating disorder and how it led to me starting up Hello Recovery on Leeds Student Radio.
I am now a Beat Young Ambassador and hope to not only raise awareness and help those struggling, but also to donate part of my profit in the future to this great charity.