Hello! I’m Brooke and I am the woman behind Menty B’s Essentials. I'm 30, based on the south side of Brisbane with my partner, Alex, and our spoilt dogs Sweetpea & Frankin. 

But, lets talk a little bit about how I got here.
I was first diagnosed with MDD (Major Depression Disorder) & Anxiety when I was 13 years old. More recently, I was also diagnosed with Complex PTSD. I don’t know about you, but I always thought I could take everything on myself…. Until I couldn’t.
In April 2023 I made the choice to step away from my amazing full time job because my mental health was at an all time low. I was lucky enough to have incredibly supportive leaders who wholeheartedly supported my decision and allowed me to take the time I needed to seek help.
For the first time in my adult life I spoke to a psychologist, we worked through A LOT and talked through healthy coping mechanisms/techniques to put in place & help me deal with every day life. Having the opportunity to sit down and work out what my passions are, what my purpose to keep living is, really gave me the opportunity to do some self-reflection.
One thing about me is I love a little treat. A little treat, to me, is buying something (anything… or multiple things) for myself to make ME happy. So when I had this time away from work, I ofcourse wanted a little treat!! I wanted to buy something online that would arrive quickly and include items to support me during my mental health leave. I couldn’t find anything that fit my needs exactly unless it was from overseas (and I’m impatient) so there the idea of Menty B’s Essentials was born. The self-help items I wanted packed into a box with a nice little bow are exactly what I’ve included in my Self-Love Boxes ❤
This business has given me my love for creativity and life back. I have never run a business before – it is exciting, terrifying and nerve-racking all at the same time but if I can help other people along the way what an absolute WIN. 
Please be kind, I am navigating this business by myself (and life in general) day by day and as humans we are constantly evolving & growing as people.
Lots of love,
Brooke xx
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