James Withey

Speaker and author James Withey, lives with depression, anxiety and PTSD. He is a suicide attempt survivor
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Speaker and author James Withey, lives with depression, anxiety and PTSD. He is a suicide attempt survivor.

James is a trained counsellor and trainer. He worked in charities in Scotland for twenty years before becoming unwell and spending time in psychiatric hospitals and with community psychiatric teams. Within three months James went from delivering suicide prevention training to being on suicide watch. He lives with depression, anxiety and PTSD.

He is the author/editor of six best-selling mental health books with Little, Brown and Jessica Kingsley publishers, including, The Recovery Letters, What I Do to Get Through, How to Tell Depression to Piss Off, How to Tell Anxiety to Sod Off and How to Get to Grips with Grief and How to Smash Stress. His books are published in multiple languages across the world and over fifteen countries.

He is the founder of the internationally renowned Recovery Letters project which publishes letters from people recovering from depression addressed to those currently experiencing it.

The Recovery Letters was a World Book Night title in 2108 and is on the Reading Agency’s Reading Well List. Cosmopolitan magazine named it as ‘One of the 12 mental health books everyone should read’.

James has written for Mirror, Marie Claire, Take a Break, Female First and Vanity Fair, among others. He has been interviewed twice by BBC Radio 4 and also by BBC World Service, BBC news, Huffington Post, Sky TV, Yahoo and RTE Culture.

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Depression
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Anxiety
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Eating disorders
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PTSD
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Mental health & mental illness
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Suicide
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Wellbeing
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Bereavement
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Depression
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Anxiety
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Eating disorders
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PTSD
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Mental health & mental illness
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Suicide
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Wellbeing
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Bereavement
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An inspiration. A great speaker using his own experiences of dealing with mental health to really provide support and hope for others who may be suffering in silence. Our union members who can take so much away from the talk to help members in their own workplaces who may be dealing with a mental health crisis

TUC

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It was an open and honest discussion from James. It's great to raise awareness of the daily struggles the majority of people face.. I thought it was great that it was hosted by James given the fact that mental health is typically harder for men to discuss openly.

First Central

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