Rachel Kelly
Writer, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker


Tag: Anxiety


Depression & Anxiety: Why Talking Helps


Delighted to share a blog by Becky Lovesey.Becky is a mum to two young boys and a secondary school teacher; struggling to maintain the ‘normal’ for her family, whilst being diagnosed with depression and anxiety.Becky is committed to shattering the stigma of mental health by writing...

Living with Mental Illness by Chris Wild


Chris Wild is an actor, contemporary artist, and a new writer.At 18-years-old I was a professional boxer- I only had one fight. I took such a beating one night, I instantly called it day. I went to Drama College in Leeds, and studied Method acting in...

Anxiety & Creative Writing: Solace in Words


Emma Wilson is a mental health campaigner with experience of working in research, communications and policy. Navigating her 20s whilst living in the hustle and bustle of London, Emma is committed to raising awareness about mental health through writing and speaking about her own experiences....

Good news – up to a point


I’m de­lighted to share a second ar­ticle writt­en by Julia Cresswell. Julia wor­ked as a writ­er and uni­vers­ity tutor. Now a pen­sion­er, she is a carer for her son who lives with her and her hus­band.We have just re­ceived a lett­er say­ing my son, who...

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...