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
Well this cheered me up. A lot. But I do agree with @PeterHyman21 that @Joebiden team must use remaining days not just to trash the trashy @realDonaldTrump but hammer home a smaller number of post Covid big changes that are defined by JB not DT.
Lol my wife send me this and I'm screaming 🤣🤣
Tory MPs who happily vote for children to go hungry or be separated from parents (refugees) have had busy week getting upset that @AngelaRayner said what a lot of people think about them. Hope @Keir_Starmer has a bin handy. Any abuse they get flows from policies they vote for
We’ve written to @Keir_Starmer after @AngelaRayner’s comment resulted in widespread abuse towards our MPs, staff and families.
Will Sir Keir take action against Labour MPs and party members who perpetrate abuse, and apologise for Rayner’s record of unparliamentary behaviour?
Wakefield’s Labour Council stepping in to make sure children don’t go hungry. Also the Magnet, Castleford, Kellingley Club, Knottingley, the Hut, Airedale, Vicki’s Cups & Cakes, Normanton, the Well Project & many more.... Huge thank you to our local community. Puts Govt to shame https://twitter.com/mywakefield/status/1319670628778233857
The Leader of Wakefield Council has today confirmed that the Council will be stepping in to ensure that food is provided for those children who are eligible for free school meals this Christmas.
Find out more ➡️ https://bit.ly/2TnSWiE
A couple of urban autumnal tree scenes to celebrate having my phone back but the Tree of the Day is pic 3 ... just outside Parliament Hill Lido, it was suddenly more stunning than I have ever seen it before aka I normally don’t even notice it