Durham Book Festival and Birmingham Literature Festival present, Alastair Campbell who will introduce new book Living Better: How I Learnt to Survive Depression.
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.
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. Living Better is a call to arms and an extraordinary memoir in one compelling and inspiring narrative.
Alastair Campbell is best known for his role as Tony Blair’s chief spokesman and strategist. He has written several bestselling books, including the Blair Years and Winners.
Chaired by Caroline Greenwood Dower, Durham University.
This event was produced by New Writing North and Writing West Midlands, with support from England’s other writing agencies: Writing East Midlands, New Writing South, Spread the Word, Literature Works and the National Centre for Writing.
Buy Living Better: How I Learnt to Survive Depression here.