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What I Do to Get Through

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781787752986

Price: £12.99

ON SALE: 18th February 2021

Genre: Health & Personal Development

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“It might sound odd, but I can honestly say knitting has saved my life.”

When mental illness strikes, we need tools at our side to help make things better, that give meaning, relief and dare we say…happiness. From wild swimming and mindful running, to community singing and everyday yoga, the inspiring stories in this book reveal the power of activities and hobbies to distract, exorcise and calm, helping us to heal and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses.

From the team behind the bestselling The Recovery Letters, this honest, uplifting and motivational book will help you to discover the activity or hobby that will transform your life and make every day that much brighter.


What a beautiful thing this little book is, packed with honest accounts of what people do to make themselves feel better.
from the Foreword by Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love and A Manual for Heartache
A love letter to hobbies, this book is full of powerful stories of joy-sparking activities that cut through the fug, lift us up and make each day a little brighter. It's a manifesto for learning and laughing that gives us permission to exercise a brilliant form of self-care.
Pooky Knightsmith, internationally renowned child and adolescent mental health expert
This is a great big hug of a book. It's like chatting to an old friend who's wise, funny and says exactly what you need to hear.
Dave Chawner, award-winning comic, presenter and mental health campaigner and author of Weight Expectations