Rachel Kelly
Writer, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker

Foods to Fight Depression


Nutrition and depression are intimately linked. After two breakdowns and a 17-year battle with depression, I have been forced to radically change my lifestyle in an effort to beat the Black Dog. At the heart of my recovery is how I re-evaluated the way I...

How to Deal with Depression on Your Own


We all feel down from time to time. For some of us, our low moods are brief; they come and they go without leaving too much devastation in their wake. For others, these dark times can seem to latch hold and spread out for as...

Alternative New Year’s Resolutions Ideas: Word of the Year


We all know that New Year’s Resolutions can be tough to stick to. If you’re looking for alternative New Year’s resolution ideas check out this post by Walking on Sunshine reader, Rosalind Webber about her fantastic suggestion: Word of the Year. Word of the Year The problem with...

Achieving Emotional Wellness: An Action Plan That Works


Achieving emotional wellness is not something that is always as easy as it seems. We all know that certain someone who always seems to be relaxed, contented and able to face whatever life throws at them. While some people are genetically predisposed to be more...

The Southbank Centre


Dear all, I’m excited. Tomorrow I will be speaking at the Southbank Centre’s Changing Minds festival. It’s an event that will bring together authors, comedians and scientists, all talking about the importance of literature and the arts in dealing with mental health. I will be...

A Week of Highs and Lows


It’s been an extraordinary week of highs and lows. I was thrilled to chat to Jeremy Vine between quick steps on BBC Radio 2 and to speak at a graduation event for The Counselling Foundation. However, at the same time it’s been a particularly challenging...

Welcome!


Dear all, wel­come to my blog. I’m so look­ing for­ward to shar­ing some en­t­ries with you here about the work that I’m doing. I feel very grate­ful to be able to com­municate di­rect­ly with those of you kind en­ough to visit my site and soci­al...