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Mental health takeover: Natasha Devon’s top seven social media follows

PUBLISHED: 15:24 14 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:24 14 August 2017

Natasha Devon, guest editor for the mental health take over of the EDP. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Natasha Devon, guest editor for the mental health take over of the EDP. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2017

Mental health campaigner and author Natasha Devon MBE recommends seven social media accounts to follow as she joins the EDP as guest editor for our mental health takeover.

1. Claire Eastham

Claire’s best-selling book ‘We’re All Mad Here: The No Nonsense Guide to Living with Social Anxiety’ began online with her blog of the same name. Claire’s down-to-earth approach has made her a hit with the mental health community.

Twitter: @ClaireyLove

Instagram: @allmadhere_uk

2. Rubyetc

Illustrator Ruby draws like Quentin Blake and captions with a liberal sprinkling of humour (and expletives), depicting what it’s like to live with mental illness.

Twitter: @Rubyetc

Instagram: @Rubyetc

3. Body Posi Panda

Megan aka the Body Posi Panda is dedicated to celebrating bodies of all shapes, sizes, colours and ages as well as understanding why this is important for mental health and society. Her feed is guaranteed to make you smile and/or think.

Twitter: bodyposipanda_

Instagram: @BodyPosiPanda

4. Jonny Benjamin

After coming back from the brink of suicide, Jonny made a documentary ‘The Stranger on the Bridge’ about the man who saved him. He now does workshops in universities, and is an MBE as well as being an all-round top bloke.

Twitter: @MrJonnyBenjamin

5. Ellen Jones

Stonewall’s young campaigner of the year talks about her experiences as a gay young person who has struggled with her mental health. She fights the good fight on behalf of LGBT+ people everywhere.

Twitter: @ellen__jones

Instagram: @ellen__jones

6. Beth Evans

Beth’s little thumbnail people make her cartoons really distinctive. She’ll give you inspiration, a friendly kick-up-the-bum or a LOL just when you need it most.

Twitter: @bethevansart

Instagram: @bethdrawsthings

7. Finley and Scout

Absolutely nothing to do with mental health, other than animals having been proven to be great for our mental wellbeing. This is the official account of mini dachshunds Finley and Scout, resident pets at ethical online shop Ohh Deer. Because sometimes you just need a dose of adorable.

Instagram: @finleyandscout

Get involved in our mental health takeover using the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone

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