Rachel Kelly was a journalist for many years, having been runner-up in the Vogue 1987 Talent Competition. She then spent ten years on The Times, where she was variously a reporter, feature writer and columnist, writing the paper’s ‘Alternatively Speaking’ health column. Rachel’s interest in health and therapy led her to complete the first year of training as a counsellor at Regent’s University, London, in 2006–07. A long-standing interest in poetry led her to becoming the co-founder of the iF Poems poetry app in October 2011, and co-editor of IF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility, published in October 2012 by Canongate. Rachel is the author of Black Rainbow: How words healed me – my journey through depression, published by Hodder & Stoughton under their new Yellow Kite imprint in April 2014. In the same year she was made an official ambassador for SANE and vice president for the charity United Response. She is also the author of Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness, published by Short Books in November 2015 in the UK and to be published by Simon & Schuster in the US later this year.