Rachel Kelly
Writer, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker


Author: Guest Post


Caring for someone with a mental health condition


@hubbydepressed is mum to three kids, runs her own busi­ness and has an amaz­ing hus­band who also hap­pens to have de­press­ion and an­xiety. She writes to help her cope and help oth­ers who, in sec­ret, are sup­port­ing a loved one with a long term ment­al...

Ineffective treatment can be worse than none


I’m de­lighted to share this ar­ticle writt­en by Julia Cresswell. Julia is now lar­ge­ly re­tired, but spent her work­ing life splitt­ing her time bet­ween writ­ing books, main­ly re­fer­ence books or books about the his­to­ry of En­glish, work­ing on big pro­jects as a lexicog­raph­er and teach­ing...

Depression…Acceptance…Hope…Recovery


​Donna Chan is 42, and lives with her hus­band and two childr­en in North Lon­don.She has had three sig­nificant epi­sodes of de­press­ion, has re­covered back to full health, and is keen to share her ex­peri­ence, in­sight and know­ledge with oth­ers.Image courtesy of http://www.rethinkdepression.com/The one gift...

Mental Illness in Children: Can what you’re feeding your child help?


Alice Porter is an avid writer who is passionate about raising awareness for mental health problems in children.  Here Alice explains the warning signs of mental illness in children, and the impact diet and nutrition can have on their mental health. Last month people raised...

Turmeric: A Miracle Spice


by Elena Langtry. Exuding the most fantastic golden colour, turmeric has many hidden uses and is a welcome spice in an array of cuisines. Most interesting to me though, is the seeming ability of the active compound in turmeric to sooth symptoms of anxiety, by affecting mood pathways and increasing anti-inflammatory responses linked with mental health.

Infectious Poem


This poem has been sent to me by Julia Macpherson's mother. Julia, who sadly died, wrote this powerful poem whilst suffering from depression.

Andre Petrolo, Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy 2010


by Andre Pet­roloIt is with great pleasure that I share Andre Pet­rolo's fas­cinat­ing blog. He is an in­spiration­al teach­er and ex­plains that "a lack of basic healthy eat­ing has taken a toll on our children's ab­il­ity to learn ef­fective­ly".  Andre Petrolo, Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy...

Guest Blog: Charlotte Reed


by Charlotte ReedI am so delighted to share Charlotte Reed’s guest blog today. She radiates warmth, energy and positivity – as her delightfully witty illustrations show. I hope that her story will bring hope to many readers. I have this print in my kitchen at...

Guest Blog: Lynn Young


by Lynn YoungThe Peace of Wild ThingsWendell BerryWhen despair for the world grows in meAnd I wake in the night at the least soundIn fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,I go and lie down when the wood drakeRests in his...

Guest Blog: David Bolton


by David BoltonDavid Bolton is a London based physiotherapist who has spent over two decades researching pain and its origins. Here, he shares his insights with us and I’m sure they will be be a source of comfort to many. The Truth About PainWhat is...