Mental Health shootWriting is therapy. A creative outlet and a way to get to know the world, and myself, that little bit better.

I am a former columnist for Sarah Millican’s Standard Issue magazine, and I’m a regular blogger for Metro UK. I have also written for NME, Red Magazine, The I Paper, The Independent, Den of Geek and Huff Post.

My first book, A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes – naming and shaming mental health stigmas – is out now, published by charitable publisher Trigger Press. It’s a humorous (so I’m told) account of my experience with anxiety and the changing pop culture and stereotypes that have influenced my understanding of mental illness from the 80s to the present day.

I am also a freelance PR consultant, a script advisor with Mind and a Time to Change media volunteer.