Cameron reportedly wants Ed Miliband as Labour leader. Black propaganda, or a genuine view born of thinking the situation through? I think the latterRead More
Author: Alastair Campbell
When it comes to reporting exam results, editors do not let the facts get in the way of stories to justify their own (private) choices. But the truth is State schools are improving and private schools, despite the massive advantages, are not.Read More
My Latest Book
How I Learned To Survive Depression
"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
Ok. On the day the (probable though still a long way to go) next German Chancellor is chosen ( @ArminLaschet Tree of the Day is a choice between my Hampstead Heath tree this morning and @UtaJacques in snowy Freiburg around the same time. Rt for 🇬🇧 like for 🇩🇪
@campbellclaret Hi Alastair, would really appreciate if you could share this crowdfunding page for your local competitive swimming club in Burnley
A club close to my heart, and a really vital assesst to Burnley and its surrounding towns. 😃🏊♂️🤞
The whole debate about whether Johnson should or shouldn’t have read the EU deal is absurd. The question isn’t whether he’s read or not; it is whether he understands the content and its implications. The problem is he doesn’t - remember that “there are no non-tariff barriers”?
Clips like this should be repeatedly shown on UK news channels & used by every journalist when interviewing Government ministers. I’m sure #Marr will play it tomorrow when interviewing Dominic Raab https://twitter.com/peterstefanovi2/status/1350198471500963840