BOOKS

Rachel is currently working on her sixth book. All her books are about sharing evidence-based strategies for good mental health and wellbeing.

 
 
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SINGING IN THE RAIN: 52 PRACTICAL STEPS TO HAPPINESS - INSPIRATIONAL WORKBOOK

Thinking often makes us sad but doing rarely does. This book is about action: it is full of inventive and accessible activities, one for each week of the year, to help you rediscover your creativity and, little by little, build a new sense of purpose.

Published January 2019 by Short Books.

This book is fantastic. It’s such a lovely combination of engaging personal stories, thought-provoking ideas, and simple but not simplistic action suggestions. And all weaved together with Rachel Kelly’s normal calm, friendly and accessible style. Brilliant.
— Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness
 
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THE HAPPY KITCHEN: GOOD MOOD FOOD

Together, over 5 years, Rachel and Nutritionist Alice Mackintosh developed recipes that put 150 nutritional studies into practice. They’ve helped Rachel to become more energised, less anxious, clearer thinking, more balanced and a better sleeper.

Published October 2017 by Short Books.

I was given this book for my birthday, and I absolutely love it. My favourite recipes are the Happy Smoothie, and the spinach crepes but all the recipes I have tried have been delicious. My home made granola has gone down a treat with the whole family and I frequently refer to the mood food list at the back of the book. I genuinely feel calmer and happier since following the advice in this book.
— Amazon customer review
 

WALKING ON SUNSHINE: 52 SMALL STEPS TO HAPPINESS

Rachel shares the strategies that have helped her stay calm and happy after overcoming two episodes of severe depression. Some of the steps relate to particular experiences and events, such as holidays, work and her children’s exams; others are useful at any time.

Published October 2016 by Short Books.

I absolutely LOVE this book. It’s so gracefully accomplished and full of hope and practicality. Stretches out a hand to the lonely, the lost and the exhausted. It’s a great gift of hard-won wisdom.
— Matthew d'Ancona, the Guardian
 

Black Rainbow: My journey through depression

A Sunday Times top ten bestseller and powerful first-person account of Rachel’s struggle with clinical depression and how she managed to recover, in part, through harnessing the healing power of the written word.

Published April 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton.

The memoir has the gripping immediacy of a novel and taught me much about depression that perhaps I should have known, but didn’t. Its advice on diet, exercise, supplements and getting help will be invaluable for anyone who finds themselves barked at by the black dog.
— Bel Mooney, Daily Mail
 

published October 2012 by Canongate.

iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility

A beautifully illustrated collection of poetry designed for children aged 0 – 90, co-edited by Rachel and first published by Canongate Books in 2012. Full of Rachel’s best-loved poems, it is sure to delight and entertain.

This gorgeous and electrifying anthology should be on the shelf of every child in Britain.
— Carol Ann Duffy