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Nothing a capacity crowd couldn’t improve. Arrived for my co-commentary duties for @burnleyofficial - seventh game Dyche v Moyes. Moyes yet to win ...

For Tree of the Day I am going dark and foreboding. Because that is how the world feels right now. No point denying it. Can’t get my head round more American troops being deployed to protect the Capitol than in Syria and Afghanistan. And more being sent all around the US. Meanwhile Johnson exposed for more blatant lies at Liaison Cttee and few eyelids appear to be batting. We are normalising his Trump like behaviour. ...

Another Tree of the Day win for the Dorset sky, with thanks to @frankiebaldwin1 🥇 ...

Hahahaha. This was my twitter post on Tree of the Day as we went into injury time!! Equalised a minute later. Another assist - so proud. ...

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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