Alastair Campbell is a hugely popular speaker with Wavelength on wellbeing and resilience. He speaks with huge honesty about his own experience of depression, psychosis and addiction, and of his brother Donald’s lifelong struggle with schizophrenia. He touches on his experience with former Prime Minister Sir Tony Blair about his depression and why talking and raising awareness around depression is important for social change.
Take a look at the video of Alastair speaking at a recent event, where he shares his jammer approach to managing and improving your mental health.
A former ‘Mind Champion of the Year’, he is an ambassador for the Time to Change campaign to raise awareness about mental illness, ambassador for Alcohol Concern, patron of Maytree, the country’s only charity for the suicidal, and of Kidstime, which supports the children of mentally ill parents.
In November 2017 Alastair was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in recognition of his leadership role in breaking down the stigma surrounding mental illness, and in fighting for better services.