Rachel Kelly
Writer, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker


Tag: recovery


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...

The long road to happiness after grief


Chris Creegan is Chief Executive of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability and Chair of SAMH, the Scottish Association for Mental Health.Chris has an active Twitter following @Chris_Creegan and blogs regularly on a wide range of current affairs issues. He lives with husband in Edinburgh...

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...

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...

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...