Rachel Kelly
Writer, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker


Tag: mental illness


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...

Coming out of the Shadows


Elizabeth Evans is a Mathematics teacher who has recently discovered a love of creative writing and the benefits of writing about her own experiences of mental health. She has experienced depression since childhood, but only faced the reality of her own condition after a recent...

The Happy Wanderer & the healing power of nature.


Paul Bateson is a Drama teacher, writer and theatre producer: working to give access to the arts and culture as a way to improve wellbeing, promote tolerance and diversity, mobilise proactivty and affect social change is at the heart of his work. Through innovative 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...