Rachel Kelly
Writer, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker

Spiced Tomato Baked Eggs with Sweet Potato and Guacamole


A re­cipe from the happy kitch­en: Good Mood Food.This protein-rich re­cipe makes for a cheer­ful weekend brunch. Or serve it with wholeg­rain tor­tillas and sour cream for a more sub­stan­ti­al lunch or di­nn­er. The guacamole is opt­ion­al, de­pend­ing upon how much time you have, and...

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...

Feeling Fragile Dark Chocolate Brazil Nut Brownies


​A re­cipe from the happy kitch­en: Good Mood Food.We spent ages per­fect­ing these dark chocolate brownies with Brazil nuts, en­sur­ing that they were soft, rich and gooey in the centre. Though they are still a treat, you have more con­trol over the in­gredients as you...

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...

‘Sweet Dreams’ Butternut Squash, Sundried Tomato & Feta Frittata


A re­cipe from the happy kitch­en: Good Mood Food, But­ternut Squash, Sundried Tomato & Feta Frit­tata is a per­fect choice when you're feel­ing fragile. It's an easy re­cipe that can be pre­pared in ad­vance. We like it both cold (with a salad for lunch) and...

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...

When water just doesn’t quite cut the mustard…


  Staying hydrated is essential for mental clarity. But what I hadn’t realised until working with Nutritional Therapist Alice Mackintosh was just how much fluid I could get from foods that are naturally rich in water. With Nutrition and Hydration Week in full swing I...

Discussing #goodmoodfood with Dr Pratima Singh


I was honoured to share a platform with the inspirational Dr Pratima Singh, consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley hospital, at a recent The Idler event. Dr Singh is a believer in a holistic approach to mental health and one of my heroines. You can now listen to...

The Power of Seaweed for Menopausal Women


As a menopausal woman, and one who has eschewed using HRT, I’ve let food be my medicine over the past few years to deal with my mood swings and hot flushes. There are 5 key ingredients that can help you to stay calm and steady...