Author: Alastair Campbell
RIP Jack Charlton … AND IF WE DON’T GET CROWDS BACK SOON, MY FAN-LESS MATCH TELLS ME IT COULD BE RIP FOOTBALL FOR MANY
Half way through writing this, the death of Jack Charlton was announced. A sad day for football,...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
As well as being a total lie (par for the course with this govt) the claim that Brexit helped the vaccine process is also utterly idiotic, as it will merely add to the suspicions about it. (Which I do not share, but those who do now have another argument courtesy of ministers)
Still lying. https://twitter.com/jacob_rees_mogg/status/1334068994345754625
We could only approve this vaccine so quickly because we have left the EU. Last month we changed the regulations so a vaccine did not need EU approval which is slower. https://twitter.com/MattHancock/status/1334030049788518401
Today, a remarkable day in the COVID horror story. A vaccine is coming
And these Cabinet Ministers couldn’t help themselves: they had to try and stick a Union Jack on it and pathetically and wrongly claim is was down to #Brexit