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Coping strategies | How are you? It’s a small question and also a massive one, freighted with so much meaning. All of us – everywhere – are living through a common experience, yet our responses to it are uniquely our own.

Coping strategies

How are you?

How are you?

Alastair Campbell set out on a series of conversations about mental health that revealed as much about him as the subjects


How have we all been coping with Covid-19? Alastair Campbell, the former political spin doctor has became just as well known these days for his openness about his depression. During the pandemic lockdown to keep himself ‘busy and broadly sane’ he set out on a series of conversations about mental health that revealed as much about him as the people he interviewed.

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