Martha Roberts

award-winning UK health writer and a mental health blogger www.mentalhealthwise.com

Martha Roberts is an award-winning UK health writer and a mental health blogger at www.mentalhealthwise.com. 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
How to Help Young Adults With Mental Health

How to Help Young Adults With Mental Health Issues

As I drove home from a recent night out, a young woman stumbled out of the darkness into the road ahead of me. She was extremely distressed so I offered to drive her home. During our journey, Lara* told me that her dad hated her and that she was totally devastated by this...
15/05/2014 15:12 BST
Mental Illness: It's Not About

Mental Illness: It's Not About Choice

Choice is, "Shall we paint the bedroom blue or green?" or even "'Shall we start a family?" Choice is <em>not</em>, "Shall I have constant PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) flashbacks?", nor is it, "Shall I be bipolar and be so hard to live with that my partner leaves me?" It is also not, "Shall I feel so depressed that I'll think about ending it all?"
19/03/2013 19:36 GMT