The story behind the business...
In July 2017, I unfortunately had a severe mental health breakdown. Unbeknown at the time, I had been suffering with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Bipolar Affective Disorder among other chronic physical health conditions. These complex mental health illnesses had been concealed and suffered alone since childhood until I reached a crisis point.
Initially, I presented clearly with OCD, trying to “neutralise” intrusive thoughts by excessive cleaning and reordering throughout the house. This led me to completely redecorate a room to provide a space where I felt safe. It was at this time that I created the geometric copper pieces to bring some personality to the room while remaining orderly and clutter free. I began to push myself after feeling the productivity and clarity this process gave me. I didn’t realise at the time that I was actually manic and didn’t have a grasp of my yet to be diagnosed mental illnesses, leading me to become severely unwell and suicidal.
However after months of perseverance and the help of many incredible health practitioners, I have not only reached a form of stability, but completely rejuvenated myself and my entire life with a fire to do the same for others. I was determined to find purpose, and set myself “work days” at home while I was ill- this has since escalated somewhat. With support from The Prince’s Trust, the Natwest Accelerator Programme (a result of Virgin VOOM 2018) and even Fearne Cotton; Piffy & Egg is off to an incredible start ♡.