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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
Apparently @michaelgove says he would happily scoff a couple of scotch eggs. Don’t forget to chew Micky.
Powerful short clip from Burnley about the pandemic’s terrible impact. Neglected communities with ignored voices. Continuous lockdowns are not the solution in towns like this.
Burnley: ‘Children ripping bags open for food’ during pandemic - BBC News
‘Children ripping bags open for food’
The "unprecedented need" for help during the pandemic seen by a church in Burnley.
Burnley MP @antony_hig voted FOR the new tiered restrictions tonight. Still waiting for an answer to my question of how we can emerge from the strictest measures.
Move on. Nothing for you to see here.
Just a Minister's ex-publican running an insolvent company specialising in food cartons who contacts Hancock by WhatsApp and gets a £30m contract to supply test-tubes despite not having the necessary certification.
Matt Hancock under pressure to explain £30m test tube work for ex-neighbour
Alex Bourne‘s firm only recently gained safety certification for Covid testing product and had no experience in medical supplies