Rachel Kelly
Writer, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker


Tag: depression


How loneliness can make us depressed – and what to do about it


Jane Sandwood is a professional freelance writer with over 10 years’ experience across many fields. She decided to move into freelancing to take advantage of the flexibility and work-life balance it offers. Jane has a particular interest in issues relating to mental health, fitness and...

My Wellness Story – my complete recovery from depression


Jo Clutton is a writer, artist, traveller, wild west nut intrigued by science and renaissance soul with a potty sense of humour.She writes light-hearted anecdotal articles, many of which were published in a local newspaper and in various magazines, and now I'm publishing on her blog:  Creating...

I’m not mentally unwell. I’m just unwell.


I blame De­scar­tes. In the seven­teenth cen­tu­ry, this French philosoph­er and scient­ist split mind and body, ar­gu­ing that the two were dis­tinct. We’ve lived with the con­sequ­ences ever since.The NHS dis­tin­guis­hes bet­ween mind and body – and can use the di­vis­ion as an ex­cuse not...

How diet cured my depression – as well as my arthritis


Sarah Gall is 63 years old, lives in Rochdale, Lancashire with her husband Alan and she has four grown-up children. Alan and Sarah met in the ice-skating club at Salford University. Alan graduated in Chemical Engineering and Sarah finished with a BSc (Hons.) in Biochemistry and stayed at...

Jewelled Guacamole & Roasted Peppers on Rye Bread from the Happy Kitchen


This re­cipe br­ings out the best in the veget­ables it con­tains. The peppers are deliciously sweet and the pomegranates add sparkle to the dish. What’s more, they are bursting with vitamin C and rich in fibre, which supports a healthy gut. You can normally find...

In Exercising My Depression I Became a Better Mom


Jane Sandwood only recently admitted her depression and took steps to accept it and overcome it after years struggling through her professional career and early years as a mother and a wife.Here Jane talks about the positive effects of exercise on mental health before, during, and...

Omega-3 Kedgeree Recipe


This tradition­al In­dian dish of fish and rice be­came popular in En­gland in the Vic­torian era, when British col­oni­als re­tur­ned home and star­ted hav­ing it for break­fast. Our version works at all times of day, and is filled with omega-3 fats, zinc and B vitamins....

Sleepy Peach, Cherry & Goji Crumble


​For me, as for most people, getting a restful night’s sleep is closely linked to being calm and happy. Try ending the day with our Sleepy Peach, Cherry and Goji Crumble: it is not overly sweet, so won’t make you feel too wired.This crumble is...

How Exercise can Improve Mental Health


Jane Sandwood only recently admitted her depression and took steps to accept it and overcome it after years struggling through her professional career and early years as a mother and a wife. She now exercises regularly and likes nothing more than to escape for a...

‘We Had A Black Dog’ by Matthew Holmquist


Matthew Holmquist is an emerging theatre director and sound designer and runs Red Oak Theatre, a newly set up theatre company based in Cardiff."At Red Oak Theatre we want to explore the relationship between sound and design, how they can be pushed in combination to...