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This Book Will Change Your Mind

Hello and welcome to my website.

SOME NEWS: My latest book, The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia, is having a makeover for the forthcoming paperback edition. It’s being renamed This Book will Change Your Mind about Mental Health. 


A couple of reasons. Firstly: many, many readers (and reviewers) of the hardback have made clear that it didn’t only demystify ‘schizophrenia’ but that it also, well, changed their minds about mental health.

It has helped readers to re-think their relationship to mental illness and those who suffer from it. As someone who has spent most of my life working in and around mental healthcare that feels pretty amazing. It’s also given my publisher the confidence to think about the paperback with a wider readership in mind.

So this brings us to the second reason. We’re hopeful that this new title will appeal to more people. Time will tell. Either way, I’m really proud of this book and I would love for you – yes, you! – to read it.

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