Rachel Kelly
Writer, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker


Tag: wellbeing


The amazing power of pen and paper – how writing can help us live, laugh, mend and grow strong


Hilary Wilce is a writer with a passion for helping people discover how a simple notebook can transform their lives. She is a former education writer for The Independent who has written books for parents, and is a romantic fiction novelist and short story writer....

Key Ways to Stay Calm and Well During Highly Stressed Times


Joel Curtis is a registered Psychologist with Endeavour Wellness and has over 17 years of experience. Joel holds a Masters’ Degree in Psychology from Western Sydney University. Joel owns a number of private practices in Sydney and provides expert content for several national TV and Radio...

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...

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...

The value of learning from other people


Kathryn Pearcey is a former teacher who writes movingly about the value of learning from other people."​Two years ago I became unable to continue working as a teacher in the public secondary sector due to poor mental health. This was caused entirely by the management...

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...

GROUNDING – therapeutic power of gardening


Myriam Sarens (left) & Dr Gemma Eke (rightMyriam Sarens is a Horticultural Therapist and Integrative Psychotherapist, offering gardening and therapy to refugees and asylum seekers as part of the Grounding Project.  ​www.therapyforachange.co.ukDr Gemma Eke is a Clinical Psychologist, specialising in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and...

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing at university


Dr. Lucy Winrow works with academics at the University of Salford on the ProtectED project. ProtectED is the first national accreditation scheme for student safety, security and wellbeing at UK universities.She also runs the twitter page @ProtectED_HEI, tweeting about issues impacting the student experience, including...

Mental Illness in Children: Can what you’re feeding your child help?


Alice Porter is an avid writer who is passionate about raising awareness for mental health problems in children.  Here Alice explains the warning signs of mental illness in children, and the impact diet and nutrition can have on their mental health. Last month people raised...