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Mild bollocking from @disgracecampbell for posting link to latest podcast with @david.lammy earlier without ‘my artwork’. So here is her ‘artwork’. And as before Link In Bio. Got to say David has a great laugh!! ...

One of those days today, too much on and not been out of the house. So no new trees. Hence another gold medal to @miriamgonzalezdurantez for this beast in California. Medal 🥇 shared 🇪🇸 🇺🇸 ...

Well done @bbc.alba on last night’s Charles Kennedy documentary. We could do with more like him today. Link In Bio for my blog remembering Charles and a link to the documentary for those who missed it. ...

Tree of the Day the messy old thing in the centre of the shot, as much for the reflection as the tree itself. Walked past all the ponds on the Heath this morning hoping we would be back swimming in them soon. Hey ho. Not to be. Ps a year to the day that @borisjohnsonuk spent the last full day of his two week holiday to sort out the mess of his private life and a year to the week that he confidently said we would send it packing in twelve weeks. Worst possible Pm worst possible time. 120,000 dead. Not all down to the government but a hell of a lot are ...

Despite yesterday’s defeat no way in the world @benainslie will not be staying on front cover of WINNERS. Have a listen to his post defeat interviews and you will hear his absolute bossing of one of the most important elements of Winnerdom! (Just made up a word) He hates losing, feels real pain in it and then learns from it. Lots more winning to be done. Absolutely remarkable bloke with incredible mindset ...

🥇 definitely goes to @tescofood Islington on the Green in the @lifeafterhummus food bank run today - car packed front and back ...

Tree of the Day. ...

My Latest Book

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Living Better

How I Learned To Survive Depression

by

Alastair Campbell









"Superbly readable, supremely useful. Unflinching, clear-eyed, honest, raw and revealing, it may be the most important achievement of Alastair Campbell’s vivid and varied life. This book could save lives." – STEPHEN FRY

LIVING BETTER is Alastair Campbell’s honest, moving and life affirming account of his lifelong struggle with depression. It is an autobiographical, psychological and psychiatric study, which explores his own childhood, family and other relationships, and examines the impact of his professional and political life on himself and those around him. But it also lays bare his relentless quest to understand depression not just through his own life but through different treatments. Every bit as direct and driven, clever and candid as he is, this is a book filled with pain, but also hope - he examines how his successes have been in part because of rather than despite his mental health problems - and love. His partner of forty years, Fiona Millar, writes a moving afterword on how she too has learned to live with his depression.

Depression is the predominant mental health problem worldwide - it is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem and major depression is thought to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide. LIVING BETTER is a call to arms and an extraordinary memoir in one compelling and inspiring narrative. This is a book that really could save lives.

"One can only hope that LIVING BETTER provokes a far wider and more honest understanding of the condition" – JON SNOW

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