I look at Katie Hopkins and think ‘you are nothing like me’

I think I reflect the national viewpoint here. Anyone who watched Ian Hislop's 'Who should we let in?' will no doubt have Hopkins' arrogance ringing in their ears. Of immigrants she said 'You look and them and think you are nothing like me'. Thank God for that. Because I would have a serious problem with … Continue reading I look at Katie Hopkins and think ‘you are nothing like me’

It’s not a party lifestyle that drives stars to self-medication, it’s the pressure to carry on regardless

The media has reported that Ant McPartlin is undergoing treatment for depression and addiction issues. He's certainly not the first celebrity to have fallen foul of self-medication. But why do stars head down this path, when surely they have access to the best doctors and treatment programmes in existence? Think about it this way. You've … Continue reading It’s not a party lifestyle that drives stars to self-medication, it’s the pressure to carry on regardless

Celebrities speaking out can make a real difference in mental health

As published in the i Newspaper - 21st January 2017 When people speak out about cancer or heart disease following news of a celebrity’s struggle with the conditions, we don’t accuse them of trying to make the illnesses “trendy”. However, those who speak out about mental health are sometimes criticised for that very reason, as … Continue reading Celebrities speaking out can make a real difference in mental health