In an early episode of The Rest Is Politics, my new podcast with Rory Stewart, I told the story of...Read More
Author: Alastair Campbell
Boris Johnson – bad man, liar, crook. Justin Welby – good man, thoughtful, humane. So no prizes for guessing who the Tories and their rags are backing
Boris Johnson is a proven liar and a proven criminal, who broke his own laws, and continues to...Read More
They broke their own emergency laws. They lied. Repeatedly. They trashed the ministerial code. If Tory MPs prop up these lying charlatans now, the whole lot deserve to be swept away
Here is the piece I banged out quickly for The New European on the back of the breaking news about...Read More
If you follow me on social media, you will know I have spent recent days falling in love with a...Read More
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My Latest Book
Living Better (Paperback)
How I Learned To Survive Depression
"Superbly readable, supremely useful. 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.
Alastair Campbell says: ‘We all know someone with depression. There is barely a family untouched by it. We may be talking about it more than we did, back in the era of 'boys don't cry' - they did you know - and when a brave face or a stiff upper lip or a best foot forward was seen as the only way to go. But we still don't talk about it enough. There is still stigma, and shame, and taboo. There is still the feeling that admitting to being sad or anxious makes us weak. It took me years, decades even to get to this point, but I passionately believe that the reverse is true and that speaking honestly about our feelings and experiences (whether as a depressive or as the friend or relative of a depressive) is the first and best step on the road to recovery.’
At the end of two car crash interviews today Education Secretary @nadhimzahawi told viewers nothing but bull**** about the help Johnson’s Government is giving families to cope with the cost of living crisis
Help me put the record straight
Live rant and ramble and q and a on joyful 🇦🇺 result vile 🇬🇧 government latest non initiatives, and desperate for a @BurnleyOfficial win in most important game in years https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cd2oyoJBMjA/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Meanwhile, food banks thrive, corruption grows, a crook square in No 10 blaming all but himself, Brexit lorry queues need charity support, and none of the real challenges 🇬🇧 faces are being met. Disgusting people doing disgusting things helped by lapdog media
Channel 4, the Human Rights Act, the BBC, the Electoral Commission, Protestors, the Judiciary... So what type of accountability might the Tories attack next? Ah yes: organised labour.
Je n'invente rien 👇
Les files de poids lourds à Douvres sont si cauchemardesques que l'on fait appel à l'organisation caritative "Disaster Response" (spécialité : séismes) pour secourir les camionneurs
... tout ceci depuis que la GB a "repris le contrôle de ses frontières" 🤡