Martha Roberts

award-winning UK health writer and a mental health blogger

Martha Roberts is an award-winning UK health writer and a mental health blogger at She started the blog because of her own experiences of dealing with mental health issues (bipolar and depression, amongst other things).

After training as a news reporter on The News in Portsmouth, Martha worked on women’s magazines before becoming deputy health editor at the Sun, then health editor at internet service provider Freeserve (later Orange).

It was at Freeserve that Martha won Internet Health Writer of the Year in the Norwich Union Medical Journalism Awards for a piece about depression. She was also Highly Commended for an article she wrote about twin loss in the Mail on Sunday’s YOU magazine.

She has written about a health and wellbeing issues for a range of newspaper titles including The Daily Mail, The Mirror, The Express and The Guardian, as well as for magazines including Top Sante, Glamour and Healthy.

Martha is also a regular contributor to Psychologies magazine and the Mail on Sunday’s YOU magazine where she writes human interest and ‘moral maze’-type articles

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